Not every legal dispute can be resolved through the payment of money from one party to another. In some instances, one party to a lawsuit may want to compel the other party to take a specific action or cease a particular behavior. The concept of chancery and equity allows judges the discretion to issue an injunction or a writ, or order some other specific performance. In the United States, most jurisdictions have merged the courts of chancery and equity with the common law civil court, but certain jurisdictions (including Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, South Carolina and Tennessee) still have separate chancery courts. If you're seeking a contract modification, injunction or other form of equity, talk to a law firm whose attorneys are skilled at handling issues related to chancery and equity.