CIVIL LITIGATION is an effort that is brought to protect a private or civil right. If the action is brought by an individual it is a private action. If it is brought by the government it is a public action. However, civil actions generally involve private disputes between persons or organizations. Civil suits typically seek to recover money damages or allow/disallow certain acts.
Also known as domestic relations, family law, deals with such subjects as adoption, divorce, modifications to an existing order, child support and paternity.
Generally, hurt or damage done to a person can be called a personal injury. It is frequently used in connection with actions for torts and negligence, but may also include libel and slander.
SMALL BUSINESS DISPUTES
Business partners may disagree and decide to go their separate ways. Sometimes lawyers are needed to help them dissolve their assets and debts. Other instances may involve breach of contract between multiple companies, which may require legal assistance.
GENERAL CIVIL LITIGATION
This type of litigation includes all actions other than criminal proceedings. Actions bought to enforce, rectify, or protect private rights.