A civil action is when a person decides to bring another individual to civil court. Prior to beginning this process, it is vital to make sure that you do, in fact, have a court case. This can be done by contacting a legal representative. After doing so, the first step of taking a person to civil court is filing a civil action.
A civil action can be filed at a courthouse. When filing a civil action, a small fee will be required. After the paperwork is filed and the fee is paid, the opposing party will receive notification of the lawsuit in the mail. The individual will also receive a summons and a court date.
During the time period before the civil court case, it is important to meet with your lawyer and discuss your case. This will allow both you and your lawyer to be ready for the case.