The Family Law Appeals Process
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Appeals In A Family Law Case

Last updated on January 28, 2021

Family law appeals are not as commonplace as criminal or even other civil-related appeals matters. In fact, only a handful of law firms in Connecticut are willing to guide people through the family law appeals process. At the law firm of Thomas M. Shanley, P.C., our attorney has 40 years of experience helping people with difficult family law cases. To schedule an appointment to discuss your options, call 203-542-9391.

Appealing The Terms Of A Divorce Decree

It is important to understand what an appeal actually entails. Appeals are not a new trial or a ‘retrial.’ Appeals are designed to re-examine a lower court’s decision and how the case was presented. Evidence that was not presented during the initial trial may not be introduced at the appeals stage. As such, an appellate case is not the same as starting again with a new trial, through the appeals court may ultimately decide to send the case back to trial court.

Rather, the appeals court will attempt to determine whether the law was properly applied. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who understands how to effectively present your arguments to the appellate court demonstrating why some aspect of the lower court’s decision was decided incorrectly.

We Have Decades Of Experience With Family Law

When it comes to family law, it is often the most contentious aspects of a divorce decree that people seek to appeal, such as those involving financial orders, including alimony and child support. Child custody and visitation orders may be appealed as well. It is worth bearing in mind that the appeals process puts the ultimate outcome of your case in the hands of judges. Once the process has been exhausted, nothing more can be done. That is why experience is so crucial.

And A Long History Of Handling Family Law Appellate Cases

Our boutique firm has represented people in numerous family appeals, some of which include:

  • Richard Albrecht v. Katherine Albrecht, AC 7119
  • Edward Bock v. Lucille Bock, AC 32151
  • Mary Cunningham v. Gerard Cunningham, AC 33403
  • Joseph Distefano v. Renee Distefano, AC 21399
  • John Porter v. Patricia Thrane, AC 26034
  • George Rozsa v. Ellen Rozsa, AC 29538
  • Marvin Taylor v. Elinor Taylor, AC 29590
  • Alexandra Weed v. Victor Hernandez, AC 22022
  • Maya Boreen v. Kevin A. Boreen, AC 4115
  • Madelaine Hane v. Owen Hane, AC 36475
  • Simona Casarini Barcelo v. Daniel Barcelo, AC 36276
  • Curtis Wood v. Deborah Wood, AC 36307
  • Mildred R. Hornblower v. John G. Hornblower, AC 35550

Contact Us

We can explore your options when it comes to appealing a family law decision. We can examine your situation and explain the potential avenues for an appeal. Call us at 203-542-9391 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.