The dissolution of a marriage is a taxing process on many levels. Reviewing the life you built with your spouse, then trying to pick it apart piece by piece can leave you feeling tired and frustrated. After all of the dust settles, you may find yourself looking at the judge’s ruling and feeling shorted. After all of the time and effort you put into the marriage, supporting your spouse and children, you are left with an unresolved past and uncertain future.
This is the kind of situation that can have you looking to appeal the decision that was made during your divorce proceedings. While the court system is designed to be fair and provide justice to those who have been wronged, sometimes the result of a case can be a less than fair resolution. Judges are meant to be as impartial as possible, but they are human and can favor certain people or conditions based on who or what is involved in the case. Was there favoritism? A clear lapse in judgement regarding evidence? While these things do happen from time to time, they can be difficult to prove in an appeals case.
Appealing a divorce judgement is not something that should be taken lightly. It can be a costly, time-consuming process that may only result in spending more time and money and still not getting the result that you were expecting. However, this is your one opportunity, and if you want to appeal, you must act quickly. This means within days of an adverse result you must contact an appellate attorney, do not delay. This is a hard deadline with no room for mistake, once the deadline has passed, you will not have the opportunity to appeal.
The best decision is to contact a firm that handles family law appeals immediately after a negative decision from the court. Your current attorney may not be able to handle the appeal or may not agree with appealing, so keep in mind that you should consider getting a second opinion. At Florida Women's Law Group, we handle family law appeals for women and will get you into our office within forty-eight hours to help you make a decision about whether or not our office is the right fit to handle your appeal.