Don’t go to court:

“Aye!” said the old man, coming slowly out of his abstraction.  “Yes!  Tom Jarndyce you’ll excuse me, being related; but he was never known about court by any other name, and was as well known there as she is now,” nodding slightly at his lodger.  “Tom Jarndyce was often in here.  He got into a restless habit of strolling about when the cause was on, or expected, talking to the little shopkeepers and telling ’em to keep out of Chancery, whatever they did.  ‘For,’ says he, ‘it’s being ground to bits in a slow mill; it’s being roasted at a slow fire; it’s being stung to death by single bees; it’s being drowned by drops; it’s going mad by grains.’  He was as near making away with himself, just where the young lady stands, as near could be.”

We listened with horror.

Charles Dicken, Bleak House