10. Attempt to put your differences aside
If there’s any other way to solve the dispute between you and the other party, do it. For example, if there’s any chance you can talk to the company/person who wronged you in order to come to an agreement, opt for that.
Maybe you already tried that, and it didn’t work… Then, think about hiring a mediator. They are trained professionals who can really help you put your differences aside, settle and decide what’s best for both parties, all that without filing a lawsuit. Plus, everything can be solved more quickly. But again, it’s your call.