Litigation is the legal process provided by the state and federal government for the resolution of financial disputes between parties subject to that particular jurisdiction. When disputes cannot be resolved amicably between parties, it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit to pursue rights and remedies under the law.
Whether you feel you need to seek judicial intervention to enforce your rights or have found yourself a named defendant in a lawsuit, you need to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. As a potential antagonist, you may be up against a statute of limitation deadline; as a defendant, you have a limited amount of time to respond.
Whatever the case, you need to seek experienced legal counsel at the earliest possible opportunity.