At the most basic level, the difference is between asking the Court to determine the outcome of your case vs. reaching agreement and making your own decisions. At A to Z Law Erie, we firmly believe that it is better to resolve your issues outside of court. When you choose to litigate and go to court, you give up power over the process and surrender decision-making to a stranger who hears the arguments that you and the other side make against each other. When you decide to resolve your issues outside out court, you get to make your own decisions, and with our help, you can work together with the other side to try to resolve the conflict underlying the issues. This leads to long-term solutions that work for you, and your family. We are professional problem solvers, here to help you resolve your issues with dignity and respect, using peacemaking processes that are specifically designed to make this possible.