What to Do (Not Do) In a Dispute
Of course, each dispute or situation is different. Here are some basic rules that generally apply if you are in a dispute.
What you SHOULD do:
- Gather all governing documents such as a copy of the CC&R’s, insurance policy, contract or convention agreement, including any amendments, exhibits and related documents.
- Gather all other documents that are related to the dispute such as notices, letters, invoices, notes and memoranda.
- Make a list of all individuals (including addresses and phone numbers) that may have information related to the dispute.
- Contact an attorney that practices in the area of your dispute.
What you SHOULD NOT do:
- Communicate with the press.
- Give or sign any written statement.
- Discuss the dispute with the opposing side or their lawyer.
Each case is different. Depending upon your dispute, there may be other or different activities that should (or should not) be undertaken. You should always consult a lawyer to determine exactly what is appropriate given the specific circumstances of your matter.