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This guide is not an alternative to the advice of counsel. You should always consult with an attorney for any lawsuit or dispute you may encounter. This guide is an imperfect explanation of the process of litigation and the stages involved in any lawsuit. Some of these stages may overlap and may not progress in exactly the same manner as described here. I strongly recommend that if you are facing a lawsuit, or wish to sue someone for something they did to you, that you consult with an attorney before attempting to take any action on your own.