if else in combo with try catch

im looking for examples of if else statements combined with try catch statements. im not finding much in my google searches
is such a thing legal?

Certainly. Both of those constructs can contain any other language elements inside the curly braces. For example:

try
{
    if ($something) {
        Do-Something
    }
    else
        Do-SomethingElse
    }
}
catch
{
    # Handle error
}

# Or:

if ($something)
{
    try
    {
        Do-Something
    }
    catch
    {
        # Handle error
    }
}
else
{
    try
    {
        Do-SomethingElse
    }
    catch
    {
        # Handle error
    }
}

thank you…exactly what im looking for.