In the event any part of a case cannot be resolved by the parties or their attorneys, we resort to litigation. In litigation, decisions are made for the parties by a judge, or sometimes a jury. There are very strict rules about what information may be presented to the decision-maker, who may have never seen you before, and who will never see you again.
Litigation can resolve either temporary or final issues. Litigation provides resolution for people who cannot find a way to settle their differences any other way. The court system is the only way to “force” a reluctant party to deal with family law issues.