Family Law Appeals

Sarasota, Florida, Family Law Appeals Attorney

The right of appeal is an important component of our justice system. Whether due to misunderstandings, inadequate preparation of your case, an unusual ruling or for some other reason, you may come out of your divorce or other family law matter with a strong desire to go back to court.

If you feel a court order concerning an important issue such as child custody, spousal maintenance or property division is seriously flawed or unjust, contact us to discuss your situation and the possibility of an appeal.

Fast Action Is Critical in Appealing Any Order

Any court order on a Florida family law matter can be appealed to the district court level. However, it is important to realize that:

  • Strong disagreement with the ruling is not enough to justify an appeal. Successful appeals must make the case that an order is contrary to the law as it is written and commonly applied.
  • Fast action – as soon as possible after receiving your judgment – is essential. Although any order can be appealed, the appeal must be filed within 30 days.

Appeals Require Specific Legal Skills

Any responsible lawyer will also inform you that proceeding with your family law appeal may become a costly endeavor – especially considering what you may have already invested in divorce counsel. Your attorney will need to be capable of writing effective briefs and, in some cases, presenting powerful oral argument in order to win your appeal.

Call Alpert & Chiofalo, P.A. Today About Your Case for Appeal

We represent appeals clients throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Hillsborough counties, including communities such as Longboat Key, Bird Key and Siesta Key, Florida. If you want to pursue an appeal of a family court order, we encourage you to call us at 941.954.1700 or email us with a brief description of your situation.