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Appeals

After a final court ruling regarding your divorce, family law, or juvenile law matter, you may have the right to appeal to a higher court. Appellate proceedings can be especially difficult and include specific deadlines and processes that are distinct from lower courts. As such, it is vital to work with legal representation that has proven experience and knowledge not only in Arizona family law, but also in the appeals process. 

 

In order to obtain a hearing from the appellate court, in most cases it is necessary to present a reasonable argument that there was an abuse of discretion or error or misapplication of law in the first ruling. Being granted a hearing in the first place can be very difficult. Even then, appellate courts rarely overturn the original ruling. That is why it is so important to carefully evaluate whether it is in your best interest to appeal, and carefully comb all the facts in the first case to determine how to achieve a different outcome by effectively arguing that justice was not appropriately served or applied. 

 

Our experienced appellate family law attorneys are strategic problem-solvers and legal tacticians who put in the extra time and effort to fully understand a case before bringing it to appellate court. In this way, we maximize our success rates and help our clients to make the right decision for themselves and their family. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation to review your case. 

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