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Do You Have Grounds To Appeal A Court’s Family Law Decision?

Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP applies knowledge developed through years of experience to evaluate the court order in question for a potential appeal. We have prosecuted or defended appeals involving numerous issues of matrimonial and family law, including:

  • Property division
  • Discovery of hidden assets after a divorce
  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Modification of agreements and court orders
  • Enforcement of court orders
  • Contempt
  • Counsel Fees

The Goal Of An Appeal: A Right Result

When a family law court issues an order, the losing party (the “appellant”)has 30 days to file a notice of appeal. That party then has a specific amount of time to “perfect” the appeal; i.e., to prepare a “record on appeal,” consisting of the trial court’s decision, the transcript, and certain other important documents, and to submit a brief to the appellate court detailing why the original case outcome was based on mistakes involving facts or the law. The winning party  (the “respondent”) also has a specific amount of time to prepare and submit a brief.  Oral argument before the Appellate Division may occur if permitted by court rules. At the conclusion of an appeal, the Appellate Division will issue a decision as follows:

  • Reversal: The court will determine that the appealed court order was wrong and change it.
  • Remand: The appellate court will tell the trial court to hear the case again.
  • Affirmation: The appellate court will agree with the original decision, and the court order in question will remain in force.
  • Modification: The appellate court will change some part of the original court order but not all of it.

At Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP, we place a high priority on protecting our clients’ rights and best interests at all stages of a case, including in appeals as necessary. We prepare every court filing as if it will be appealed. That way, we are always ready to file appeals on our clients’ behalf in a timely manner.

Ask An Attorney About A Divorce, Custody Or Support Appeal

If you believe there is a reason to appeal your family law court order, let us explore the possibility with you as soon as possible. If you are a lawyer whose client’s case may merit an appeal, please let us know how we can help.

To schedule a consultation, call 914-681-6006 or complete our online inquiry form. We will get back to you promptly.