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Family Law Appeals: You May Have Options, But The Clock Is Ticking…

If you are not happy with the court's decision in your matter, the time you have to file an appeal is limited, and, if you do not meet the deadline, you could, and probably will, waive your right to appeal your case.  It is critical that you act quickly and file your appeal timely in order to preserve your rights, if you want the higher court to consider changing the decision of a lower court. 

While you may have options, time is of the essence.  If you have received an unfavorable decision, call us at 412-471-8822 to discuss how we can help you.   

The types of Family Law cases that can be appealed - Some Court Decisions and Orders of court can be appealed and some cannot. It is important to know the difference, but quick and decisive action is required. At Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, we can help you make that decision.   Appeals may be able to be taken from the following types of Orders:   

  • Divorce; 
  • Division of assets and debts;
  • Valuation of a business; 
  • Custody and visitation; 
  • Child support and alimony; 
  • Guardianship; 
  • Contempt; and 
  • Potentially other types of Orders. 

However, you need to act quickly in order to preserve your rights.   

Choosing An Attorney For Your Appeal - You do not need to keep the same attorney that represented you in the lower court to handle your appeal. Not all attorneys have experience handling cases at the appellate level, and you will want a lawyer who can guide you through the appellate process.  Our attorneys have extensive experience handling appeals for clients in the area of family law. We can provide you with advice about your situation, explain the process to you, and represent your interests before the appellate court.

Don’t let the clock run out on your rights and those of your family.  Call our Pittsburgh law firm today at 412-471-8822 to schedule your confidential appointment, and don’t forget to tell our team member that your matter pertains to filing an appeal, as once the court issues an Order, the clock is ticking.   

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