If you believe the trial court made an error in ruling upon any matter related to your divorce, custody dispute, domestic violence case, or other family law matter, you may be able to file an appeal. Our Washington, D.C. family law attorneys provide experienced appellate services to challenge court decisions made as a result of erroneous applications of the law. By appealing the decision to a higher court, we can pursue the outcome you hoped for in the first place.
To discuss your options in filing a family law appeal, call our office or fill out our online form.
Understanding Family Law Appeals in Washington DC
A family law appeal is not a re-trial of your case. New evidence and new witnesses will not be accepted. A panel of three judges at the appellate court will hear oral arguments from both sides and will review the record to determine whether the judge at the trial court made a legal mistake that affected the outcome. If the appellate court determines that an error was made in the application of the law, and this affected the outcome of the case, it may reverse the trial court’s decision.
Few lawyers have the skill and experience necessary to successfully handle family law appeals. Appeals require a certain level of preparation, legal research, and strategy to be effective.
Our Washington DC family law appeal lawyers provide skillful counsel related to:
- Divorce orders
- Child custody and visitation orders
- Separation agreements
- Property division
- Spousal support and child support orders
- Domestic violence cases
- Prenuptial agreement litigation
Do not let an unfavorable decision, and one that was made in error, affect you and your family. Consider filing an appeal with DiPietro Law Group, PLLC in your corner. We will fight for the outcome you deserve.
Contact our Washington, D.C. office to see how we can help you.