The stages of trust or the levels of trust, you probably heard it or read it in relationship or love books. Little did most people know is that it can also be applied in law. Not necessarily about relationships or love, but that can also be applied in a trial in general. If you want to make the article easier to understand, like a relationship.
Explaining the law is complicated because there’s just too many jargons and intricacies that if you’re a person that is not really adept with the law you’re going to regret even more that you’re in the situation that you are. But there are ways to explain it not just in vernacular but also in ways that people can relate to like love and relationships. So if you’re going on trial and you seem to be getting an information overload and you just don’t really don’t care because you’re facing trial, but you still need to, below you can find the stages of trust that can pretty much be relatable.
Investigation & Research: The Investigation & Research stage is the stage where your lawyers gather the information and see whether your case if good enough. They are like your friends listening to you in a bar while your drunk, making sense of all things that you said about why your wife threw you out of the house. Gathering the details down to the history that leads to you being thrown out and in the bar right now.
The pleading: Pleading is like a petition, its like the situation when you tell your wife to believe you and let you back into the house. The only problem is that in lawsuits it goes the longer route with a lot of processes involved.
The discovery: The discovery is like a fight, your wife tells you the things that are wrong with you that she would even go back to the past as reference and vice versa. The only difference in court is that it’s costly and the people that sued you or that people that you’re suing will find things that can strengthen their case including your past actions and records.
The mediation: Mediation is like having your best friends over to try and get both you and your wife to call it quits, settle your differences. In court, it’s more formal and no hugs and kisses.
Expert Witness Depositions: An expert deposition is like having your most credible friend around to vouch for you and tell your wife that she should take you back. In a hearing, these are expert witnesses that hold a credible status like a doctor, a psychiatrist and so on. Both sides can have experts in their line up for attack or defense.
Trial Preparation: The trial preparation is like a briefing on what to do or say. If you know your wife enough and you want to win the argument you know what works, what you need to say and how to act the part, trial preparation is like that.
The trial: The trial itself is the hearing, its where everything is judged based on the happenings, the facts and many many more. All your hard work will be put to the test in the trial. It’s like having a fight with your wife and she hasn’t come home in a day or two. You heard that she’s in her best friends place along with other friends. A trial feels like you’re going to your wife’s friend’s house (hostile territory) along with her other friends, with your best friend. You are up against all her friends leaving you and your trusted best friend to defend you with the aim of settling the issue.
The appeal: Appeal is made when you lost a trial and you think that the decision is unacceptable. Much like your relationship when your wife left your home and you want to do everything that you can to change her mind about leaving you.
The law has always been complicated, its definition is open to interpretation and has always been something that’s hard to understand. And that’s perfectly understandable, that’s why there are lawyers, to begin with. There are easy ways to understand the law and its process, like the ones mentioned above.