Appeals of Family Law Rulings in Florida
Family law judges work hard to make fair judgments and rulings, but they are still human and they can make mistakes. Family law has become a complex field of financial and children’s issues and sometimes the results provided by a Court do not comply with the statutes. Unfortunately, this means that you may not have received the judgment or verdict that your family law case deserved. Whether you were denied custody, were given an unjust parent plan, or received an unfair court order for alimony or equitable distribution, you deserve to have your case reviewed and reconsidered to see if an appeal is possible.
Family law appeals are complicated legal documents. Anyone looking to appeal a case will need an expert divorce lawyer with extensive writing and analytical skills. The appeals process requires you to make a written appeal to the District Court of Appeal explaining why you believe that your case was mishandled and why the Court’s final decision was wrong.
The appellate court will decide if the trial judge committed “reversible error” and, if so, then the appellate court can order the trial judge to conduct a new trial or it can reverse a part of the ruling with instructions to the trial court as to what the trial court’s decision should have been.
Family law appeals, like all appeals, are subject to very strict rules. You have 70 days to file an appeal after a “final” order has been entered by the Court. That’s fairly common knowledge, but there was a recent case in which the appeals court denied an appeal because the trial lawyer failed to file a Motion for Rehearing in order to give the trial court a chance to fix its error before bringing forth an appeal of the trial court’s ruling. Our expert attorney is well versed in the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure and he is skilled in advocating your case to the appellate court. We have represented clients who lived in Largo, Seminole, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey and throughout the state of Florida. We can represent you, as well.
Find Out How a Clearwater Divorce Attorney Can Help You
The Law Firm for Family Law practices family law exclusively. We limit the number of cases that we handle at any given time in order to ensure that we are able to provide each client with our full attention. Our lawyers recognize that each client’s case is unique, so we work to create an individualized plan to meet each person’s needs and goals. If you are unsatisfied with the ruling on your family law case, consult The Law Firm for Family Law about an appeal. We can provide the personal attention and expert representation that you need. Contact us as soon as possible to schedule your free initial case evaluation. Time deadlines are looming, do not delay. Call us today and make sure to tell our Scheduling Coordinator that you are calling about an appeal. 727-531-8737