Courts of law around the world can be used for more than criminal defense or divorce cases. Many courts today are used for maritime litigation, or for bankruptcy filing from minor companies. Maritime litigation, in particular, deals with international law regarding ocean-bound vessels and their cargo and crew, and particular lawyers may be hired for maritime litigation cases on either or both sides. Meanwhile, if a small company declares bankruptcy, bankruptcy court and civil rights may become involved as the debtor works with the creditors to devise a solution. What is there to know about maritime litigation or bankruptcy today?