I've only been through the courts once, for a small claims case, and I found the court system to be reasonably efficient. However, your case would probably be very very different since it would be criminal, and messy. I can't say I'd recommend attempting it.
pjl wrote:I know it's a personal decision but do you think it's worth doing so or is it just a waste of time?
Since you asked, I'll join those above in recommending against it. I imagine that you need to do now is move on with your life, and try to get over the pain and bitterness. A court case would just prolong the ugliness, and all sides would lose. Just my two bits. Whatever you decide though, best of luck to you.