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When you have a dispute that has not been successfully resolved, you may need legal intervention to receive legal relief or redress...
With years of experience in probate litigation matters, Gary Lewis understands that some of the most emotionally trying times are when a loved one dies...
Construction law is one of the most complex areas of the law, so when you are involved in the industry and need to protect your legal needs...
Gary Lewis Attorney at Law in Cincinnati, Ohio represents insured individuals as well as insurance companies...
Ohio’s consumer protection laws protect consumers from deceptive practices of businesses in Cincinnati, Ohio and throughout the state...
Today’s businesses face increasingly complex challenges and must learn to exist within a global marketplace...
If you have a business, then you probably know that there are a lot of legal processes and transactions involved...
Our law office understands that when people hire an attorney, they are often experiencing very stressful situations. These people need someone who cares about them and doesn’t simply go through the motions. For that reason, we make sure our clients not only receive high-quality legal services, but also the reassurance they deserve.
For many years, Gary R. Lewis has been providing expert legal assistance with an experienced team. We are experienced in many different fields of law and place value on quality.
Overview: What our legal practice offers
We have many years of experience in various fields of law We provide expert advice and representation with expert staff We return phone calls generally within one business day We provide honest assessments of cases, whether good or bad We perform all work with personal care and attention to detail
Here are answers to some of our most common questions:
What is the civil litigation process like?
Civil litigation is a multi-step process that includes a complaint, an answer, discovery, trial, and post-trial motions. It also may involve an appeal.
The pleading step begins the process and involves the plaintiff filing a complaint and the defendant filing an answer. The discovery step is essentially the gathering and exchange of evidence. This usually includes written requests for information and depositions of the parties and witnesses, if necessary. The trial, if the case reaches trial and does not end in an out-of-court settlement, is the portion of the process when both sides argue their case in front of a judge or jury. And post-trial the losing party may file an appeal.
What is a trial process?
Most people think of the trial process as arguing a case in front of a judge and jury in a courtroom, but it is actually far more detailed than that. It includes several steps, such as:
- Pleading: complaint, answer, and motions
- Pretrial: discovery, including written questions and depositions.
- Trial: jury seating, testimony from plaintiff and defendant
- Conclusion of trial: closing arguments, judge's charge to the jury, deliberations, announcement of verdict
- Post trial, motions for a new trial or appeal
How do you contest a will in probate?
Contesting a will can be a complex process, so it is important to work with an attorney who understands the laws and procedures in your state. Before you can move forward, you must have provable grounds for contesting. It is a legal process, and like most legal processes, it takes time.
Can There Be Litigation when there is a Trust?
Yes, litigation may be necessary even when there is a trust in place with assets. Those who are the beneficiaries under the trust might bring litigation to determine whether or not the trust was signed by the deceased person when he or she had capacity to enter into such an agreement. Trusts are legal documents and must be signed by a person of sound mind and who is not under duress.
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