Whether you’re involved in a civil trial or criminal proceedings, court cases evoke strong emotions, such as anxiety, fear, excitement, and impatience.
Once the battle begins, the range of emotions can swing from anger and depression to victory and hope, but one thing is for certain: Nothing moves fast in the court system.
Even if you’ve won your court case and a judge or jury rules in your favor, the appeals process can sometimes drag on and on. How can plaintiffs and defendants stay sane waiting for the outcomes of their cases? What can you do to alleviate the mental challenges of waiting for a decision?
Patience, of course, is required. However, the longer you have to wait, the more stress you may feel, and burnout can quickly set in. Here are a few tips to help you avoid losing your peace of mind when waiting for a court decision.