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How do I build a legal case?

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Nov 4, 2021

To build a legal case, you need to clearly set out the facts of your case. You also need to understand the law that applies to your specific situation. To prove a point, you have to apply the facts to the law. It is important to have evidence for proof.

It takes time and thought to be able to present a solid legal argument. You should expect to spend a significant amount of time gathering your evidence, researching relevant laws and cases, as well as preparing your legal arguments. There are also certain rules around how to present your evidence to the court and how many copies of documents you need to bring. Being prepared is vital. Not only will it help you reduce the stress of representing yourself, but it will make a difference in the outcome of your case.

The SmallClaimsBC website has some great tools for representing yourself in court that are general principles for anyone going to court, whether it is a civil or family law case.

If you are involved in a family law matter, the How To Separate website provides information and tools for Building Your Case and other basic legal skills that you might find useful for preparing for court.