Bifurcation Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Bifurcation.

Bifurcation (n)

Bifurcation in the legal sense is a method through which a judge splits up a legal issue or case into two parts or sections. This is often done to make complex cases simpler to handle. One part can be decided without having to settle the other parts all at once. It is commonly requested when dealing with connected issues may require considerable time, potentially causing difficulty for the parties involved.