Always remember that time is the enemy in any legal matter - more so than any other factor. You need to act within such and such time and not doing so can end the case. Here is an example from the family law side of things: Paternity of D.T.B., a child born out of wedlock; Andre D. Barr v. Paula J. Frison (NFP). (Yes, it is a not-for-publication case but it does a good job of iillustatrating the problem of procrastination). Waiting six years exceeds any idea of reasonableness.