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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Limiting Collateral Damage After a Lawsuit

It’s pretty clear that a lawsuit can cause all sorts of problems in areas of your life that don’t even seem related to the suit. There’s no such thing as a “surgical strike” in law; every action you take affects something else, potentially creating collateral damage. After the lawsuit is over, you should try to limit the damage.
As mentioned previously, relationships often suffer during high-stress times, and lawsuits are notoriously high-stress events. Limit the damage to your relationships by identifying who was hurt by the suit, and if appropriate, try to fix the wrong done by the suit.
Your finances can also take a serious hit by a lawsuit. Be ruthlessly realistic about your financial situation, ...

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