Why are lawsuits so time consuming and complicated? Can’t we just tell the Judge what the truth of the matter is, or just write the judge a letter?
Well no, no you can’t. That’s because of our Constitutional right to due process of law. Due process is a fancy term that means everyone must be given an equal chance to present evidence and have their side of the story fully heard. That is what trials are for. To allow the court to hear the evidence in your case.