Defending And Initiating Appeals
Grounds for appeal may exist in cases where you believe an error of law was made in your final divorce decree or family law judgment. An appeal must be based upon a belief that the court failed to follow the law. Simply disagreeing with the judge's decision does not provide legal grounds to appeal. An appeal offers a second chance to try your case if you were dissatisfied with the original decision.
Appeals can only be pursued after a final judgment, or certain orders, has been rendered. The appeals process can be extremely complex. A number of technical steps must be taken to protect your rights before you can file; the time limit to file an appeal is extremely strict, for example. In particularly complicated cases, in order to avoid certain legal pitfalls, it may be prudent to consult with an appellate attorney while at the trial level.
When considering an appeal, it is crucial that you speak with a qualified Orange County divorce appeal attorney who can help you understand whether an appeal is the best course of action in your case. In some cases, there are more cost-effective and viable alternatives to filing an appeal, including a motion for reconsideration, a motion for a new trial or a post-judgment modification.
A Highly Skilled Team Of Tustin Post-Judgment Appeal Attorneys
The Orange County divorce appeal lawyers at The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, can thoroughly review your case, advise you of all your legal options and guide you toward making the best possible decision.
Our founding attorney, Dorie A. Rogers, is a board-certified family law specialist with a track record of proven results in a broad range of appeals. Our associate attorney, Lisa R. McCall, has a background in civil appeals and writs, with extensive experience handling family law appellate matters. Both of our attorneys are members of the appellate section of the Orange County Bar Association.
Contact Our Newport Beach, California, Lawyers
To learn more about your appeal options, please contact The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, at 714-602-1492 to schedule a consultation with a Tustin post-judgment appeal lawyers. We serve clients throughout Orange County and Riverside County, California.