Skilled Representation For Family Law Appeals
In general, once a divorce has been finalized there is little one can do to subsequently alter the terms of the final agreement or judicial award. It may be possible to modify orders for child support, spousal support and child custody if a party has experienced a substantial change in circumstances, but that is the extent of relief that most lawyers are willing to pursue. However, if the court made an error in applying the law during your initial divorce proceeding, appealing your case is always an option. Appellate work is complex, particularly in family law cases, which is why it is important to have skilled and knowledgeable legal counsel on your side.
At the Law Offices of Kevin F. Collins, in Stamford, our attorneys are prepared to state or defend your case at the appellate level. We handle appeals involving property division, child custody, spousal support and other divorce and family law-related issues in Connecticut. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at [email protected].
I Don’t Like The Result Of My Case. Can I Appeal?
A bad result or a result that you do not agree with is not, on its own, enough to take your case to the Appellate Court. Successful grounds for appeal must show that errors were committed at the trial court level which prevented a fair trial or result from taking place. These errors may include the incorrect application of the law, procedural errors, or allowing testimony or evidence that should have been barred.
New evidence may not be introduced at the appellate level. Appeals cases are based solely on the trial record. Because our attorneys are experienced litigators, we approach every family law case with the possibility of appeal by either party, a factor that we always take into consideration when presenting your case at trial. In addition, when you retain the services of a lawyer who has appellate experience, it signals to the other side that you are competent to appeal your case, if necessary.
To Learn More About Family Law Appeals, Contact Us For A Consultation
There are very few firms willing to take the time on family law appeals. We are prepared to put our skill and experience to work for you. We can help appeal your case even if a different lawyer handled the initial legal issues. To find out more, call us at 203-587-7646 to schedule an initial consultation. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your inquiry promptly. From our office in Stamford, we represent clients throughout Fairfield County and the New York Metropolitan area.