If you’ve received an unfavorable result in a divorce, child support case or other family law case, you have the right to appeal the court’s decision provided you adhere to time limitations which in most instances is 30 days from the date of the order.
ASSISTING YOU WITH YOUR FAMILY LAW APPEAL
For an attorney, representing a client during an appeal requires a distinct set of skills. Since appellate courts defer to trial courts when it comes to findings of fact, a successful appeal must demonstrate that the trial judge either misapplied the law or allowed procedural errors to be committed or abused discretion.
At Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., in Bucks County, we have experience in doing appeals in support and custody and PFA matters, and are fully prepared to appeal decisions that have gone against you, including cases where you were previously represented by a different attorney or no attorney.
LAWYERS TO APPEAL DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW DECISIONS
Family law decisions typically require the judge to make subtle determinations about issues like property distribution, child support and child custody based on very broad legal language. If you believe the judge in your case made the wrong decision, a family law appeal may be a worthwhile option.
A divorce appeal can be based on considerations like the equitable distribution of property, the interests of the child in a child custody arrangement, the injustice of using the basic child support guidelines or some other legal principle that the judge was supposed to apply.
Protection From Abuse (PFA) decisions and other urgent family law matters can also be appealed. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help in appealing a family law court decision.
Contact us at our offices in Langhorne or Doylestown, Pennsylvania, if you are looking to conduct a property distribution or child support appeal or any other type of appeal.