Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton, Pennsylvania office, and the editor of the firm’s Pennsylvania Family Law blog, wrote an excellent post on that blog entitled, "Sizing Up the Litigation: An Examination of Cost vs. Benefit. To read the post, click here.
The point of the post is that a litigant should choose their battles wisely, recognizing the potential costs. I often tell clients that it does not make sense to spend $2 to get $1, or for that matter, to spend $1 to get $1. As Mark states, there are times to fight over principle. A litigant needs to weigh when it makes sense to fight over principle, or choose to fight another day over something more important financially.