Every case is different. Every case is the same. Let’s explain this.
All cases are different. There are different facts, different players, different circumstances. This is pretty obvious. A divorce case is different from a custody case which is different from a child support situation.
All cases are the same. While facts and details may differ every case has fundamental similarities. There are usually two parties involved. Every case follows the same rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence. Every case must comply with certain rules, such as Rule 123. The similarities and differences is what gives you the opportunity to stand out to the judge.
When each judge has a case load in excess of 1000 cases it’s easy to see how any person can get burned out and frustrated with the same arguments every day, just different players. That is why the process you use to approach the case is vitally important.
Here is a quick example: a traditional approach to a custody case—both parties go in to court and argue over why the other parent is so bad and why they are so good. A process driven approach—one side uses the process to their advantage by thinking outside the box, creating their case with a proactive approach and submitting real, substantive examples that makes the judge’s life different and easy. You can see how a different approach can impact on the outcome for the better.