Appeals Attorney In Nassau County
Sometimes, even after well-prepared papers and testimony are presented at trial, the court will make what seems to be the wrong decision. The remedy is, in one form or another, an appeal.
Not all attorneys have the skills or qualifications to handle appeals. As a Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist* by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, I have successfully handled numerous appeals over the years. If you believe that a court came to the wrong conclusion in your family law or matrimonial law dispute, I can evaluate the situation and advise whether an appeal is appropriate. If so, I will offer diligent and strategic legal representation, keeping you informed every step of the way.
Dedicated To The Practice Of Family Law And Matrimonial Law For Over 40 Years
As an accomplished lawyer who has focused solely on matters of family and matrimonial law for over 40 years, I have handled a significant number of appeals. However, I am well-aware that not all decisions are suited for appeals.
Whether the decision in your case was part of a divorce action or a support or custody proceeding in family court — or even a post-judgment proceeding in Supreme Court — when a review is sought, there are specific rules that must be followed.
Filing an appeal does not put a hold on a family law court order in New York. You will have to abide by the order throughout the appeals process, or ask your appeals attorney about filing an application for a stay.
You cannot appeal a court order or decision simply because you are not happy with the result. You must have a legal reason. This might be a belief that a significant mistake was made during the trial or knowledge that the judge did not apply the law properly. You can only raise an issue on appeal if that issue was objected to during the trial.
Part of handling appeals effectively is knowing how to identify issues that could be successful on an appeal. This can require a careful review of all the pleadings and transcripts, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the law that applies to the subject matter.
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Because of my decades of experience and knowledge of the law of evidence, matrimonial and family law and appellate procedure, I have always felt comfortable in perfecting an appeal and presenting oral argument. A notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days of the service of the decision and order, or 40 days if served by mail. If you believe the court made a mistake during your family law case, contact me as soon as possible by filling out this form or by calling 516-441-7432 to learn how I can help.
I represent clients in Nassau County, Queens County, Suffolk County and the surrounding areas.
*The National Board of Trial Advocacy is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.