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Appeals Contesting a Court Decision

Family law appeals in Pasadena can be incredibly complicated, and it is important to work with a California appeals lawyer who has experience handling family law cases. At Kearney Baker, we know how difficult it can be to go through a long and contentious family law case, and that you may be eager to move on. However, in many cases, one of the parties will appeal a court decision. Whether you want to appeal a family law decision or order or you are concerned that the other party will file an appeal, we can speak with you today about how best to proceed to protect yourself and your family. You should never have to go through an appeals process alone.

What kinds of family law cases can result in appeals? There are many different reasons that a person might appeal a family law matter, from a case concerning the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement to a matter in which a birth parent’s parental rights have been terminated. We want to emphasize that appeals are a common aspect of many family law issues, and we are prepared to represented you in any appellate matter you are facing. Whether you are appealing a court decision or defending against an appeal, our Pasadena family lawyers can assist you.

How to File an Appeal

If you are unhappy with the outcome of a family law case or family law order, you may be eligible to file an appeal. We regularly represent clients who need assistance with appeals on the facts, as well as appeals based on procedural errors. Generally speaking, the appeals process in California can be complicated, which is why it is critical to have an advocate on your side who specializes in your type of case. We can determine the best strategy for an appeal based on the particular facts of your unique case.

Family Law Writs and Appeals

Our experienced family law appellate lawyers can help you with a writ or an appeal, but we want to clarify that there is a distinction between the two. In emergency family law matters, we may need to file something known as a writ instead of an appeal. In a non-emergency, we will typically appeal the case. Appeals can be considered on factual grounds or on procedural grounds, depending upon the initial case and its outcome. Our Pasadena family appeals lawyers will be with you every step of the way. Get in touch to learn more.


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