Killing the haunting ghost of "The Trial".
There are some very important concepts in English and for this purpose only we name them:
"Legal Process", that contact with a court has been established or that a lawyer has been approached with a description of the problem at hand.
"Litigation" is a very satisfying concept in that it allows one to "air" concerns about a certain issue and start talking about it with the aim of reaching a more formal process later, "the legal process".
Thus, the poisonous edge of "The Trial" has been done away with. The Ghost is laid to rest?
I hope you like it (and are helped by it too)! Life is more than hard enough either way!