How To Build A Case That You Will Win

Sometimes in life, there are times when we need to build a case… and we need to win. Those times look different to everyone. Maybe you are battling custody, going through a divorce, going through an insurance claim, or something completely different. Whatever it might be, all you know is that you need to win. If that sounds like you, then keep reading along because I’m here to help you build a case that you will win! Here are my best tips —

Seek Mediation

My first tip – no matter what type of court case situation you are in – would be to seek meditation before anything else. In almost all situations, a negotiated solution to a dispute is not only faster, but it’s also less expensive AND more private compared to litigating in court. A lot of the time, judges will actually require attempted meditations before you will be allowed to move forward to a courtroom trial. I highly recommend taking advantage of the available opportunity or opportunities for mediation and see if it is possible to negotiate a deal out of the courtroom first.

Be Flexible

At the end of the day, you have to be a bit flexible. The vast majority of cases will settle before trial, but a lot of the time, that settlement will more than likely not be 100% what each party wanted. When you are negotiating with the other side, try your best to be flexible in deciding what you can live with (or without). While you definitely want to drive a hard bargain and make sure that you win, both sides are more than likely going to have to compromise to some extent. Usually, the earlier this happens, the better.

Hire an Investigator

If you don’t want to settle whatsoever (which I get!), then you need to build an extremely good case and honestly, the only way to build a solid enough case to make sure that you win is to hire an investigator. The more hard evidence that you can get, the better. The best way to get really good evidence, in my opinion, is by hiring an investigator. If you are looking for a surveillance investigator nj, check out Cowan Investigations. Bob Cowan is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department. He has close to 35 years of experience and has been the primary and final decision maker in a myriad of incidents such as domestic violence, child abuse, child endangerment, child custody, and more. Cowan Investigations is a full-service New Jersey-based private investigation firm. They offer a free thirty-minute, no pressure, confidential consultation to discuss your case. Bob Cowan with Cowan Investigations is a private investigator that you can trust, so if you need help building your case by gathering information and potential evidence, contact him today!

Prepare Your Documents

Once you have identified all of the important documents and any physical evidence that you plan to bring, prepare them for trial. Organized documents will help you stay as calm as possible in mediation or court. Truly, you cannot be too organized. Here are a few things that you need to keep in mind –


  • Prepare copies for yourself, the other side, and the judge. Keep the originals in a separate folder. If there are multiple parties on the other side, you should prepare copies for each party.
  • Do not give any original documents to the judge or the other party unless the judge specifically asks you to do so.
  • On your copy of each document, highlight the important points that you wish to make using each document. During the trial, this will help you to find the information on each document when you need to point it out to the judge or the other side.
  • If you have more than 3 or 4 documents, you may wish to put small labels on the side of each document so you can find it more easily when they are in a binder or folder.
  • Staple the pages of a single document together. Clip related documents together. If this seems like too much work, just imagine if you dropped all of the documents on the floor. Will you quickly be able to reorganize it?
  • You may even want to put your copies of the documents in a notebook. Put the documents in the same order that you expect to use them to support your side of the story.


Building a court case that will win can be challenging, but with these simple tips, you will be on your way to winning your case!


Candid Mama

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