3. The First to File Often “Wins”!

(Last Updated On: October 20, 2018)

Just as possession is nine-tenths of the law, the first to file — called the petitioner — is often the “winner” because they have sought and followed the advice of a lawyer.

The petitioner sets forth the “rules” or tone of the litigation.

The opposing party — called the respondent — is at a tactical disadvantage and often ends up playing “catch-up” throughout the initial stages of the litigation.

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