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An appeal can be filed in a family law case if there is a legitimate reason to do so. The ruling in your family law case can significantly affect you and your children’s future, and if the ruling is verifiably faulty, the effects can be exceedingly difficult for all of you. If you have concerns related to a family law ruling you’ve received, don’t put off consulting with an experienced Aurora family law appeals attorney with considerable experience filing successful appeals.
You must have a valid reason for filing a family law appeal. This means your appeal must be based on a reasonable claim that the ruling was incorrect, to begin with. This claim can be based on a wide range of factors, including:
Your appeal can also be based on your divorcing spouse’s malfeasance and/or malfeasance on the part of his or her attorney – that you discovered after the fact. What you can’t do, however, is obtain an appeal simply because you didn’t like the outcome of your family law case – you must have a verifiable reason for proceeding.
You only have a limited amount of time after your family law case has been decided in which to appeal the decision handed down, and making your appeal within this timeframe is critical. Your attorney will write a brief that carefully outlines the issues in your case – procedural and/or legal – that your appeal is based upon.
While this is confusing to many, the Court of Appeals that hears your case will not consider any new evidence (unless it is related to nefarious activity on the part of your ex and/or his or her attorney that came to light after the fact). The appeals court will take everything in your brief and your trial transcript into careful consideration, and if it determines that additional clarification is required, your respective family law attorneys may be requested to provide oral arguments on your behalf. If the appeals court rules in your favor – and depending upon their findings – the Court of Appeals may directly alter the trial court’s ruling or may send your case back to the trial court for either re-examination of the issue or for a new trial.
If you believe the family law court’s ruling in your case is faulty, consult with our Aurora family law appeals Lawyers at CNL Law Firm, PLLC, today. We are family law attorneys with extensive experience filing successful appeals for clients like you. Our dedicated legal team is here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (720) 370-2171 for more information today.
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