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Nassau County Family Appeals Lawyer

If you are unhappy with the outcome of a family law case, you may have the option to appeal the decision to a higher court. An appeal is a legal process that allows you to challenge the ruling of a lower court based on errors of law or fact. However, an appeal is not a second chance to re-litigate your case or present new evidence. It is a complex and time-sensitive procedure that requires the assistance of an experienced Nassau County family appeals lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. today so we can help you fight for the outcome you deserve and need.

Family Appeals Lawyer | Here for Clients in Nassau County & throughout NYS

Courts don’t always get it right the first time. If you believe the court made a mistake in its initial decision concerning your family law matter, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a seasoned Nassau County family lawyer who can guide you through the appeals process. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you are in the right place. The Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. is here to be your number-one advocate, every step of the way.

What Family Law Decisions Are Appealable?

You can appeal a wide range of final judgments or orders issued by a family court in Nassau County. This includes decisions on matters such as:

Importantly, not every decision is appealable. For example, you cannot appeal a temporary order that is issued during the pendency of your case, such as a temporary restraining order or a temporary custody order. You also cannot appeal a decision that you agreed to voluntarily, such as a settlement agreement or a consent order. That said, if you are unhappy with a final judgment and want to appeal it, you should strongly consider hiring a Nassau County family appeals lawyer who can assess the issue at hand and help you determine whether you have a strong case.

What Constitutes a Successful Appeal?

To win an appeal, you will have to prove that the lower court made a mistake that had a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Some examples of appealable mistakes include a mistake of law, such as applying the wrong legal standard or misinterpreting a statute, or a mistake of fact, such as ignoring relevant evidence or making an unreasonable finding based on the evidence presented.

Importantly, you should note that only mistakes that are significant enough to warrant a different outcome will be reversed. If the mistake falls under what’s known as the “harmless error” doctrine, the court will be unlikely to reverse it.

How Can a Lawyer Help You With the Appeals Process?

The appeals process is different from the trial process and has its own rules and procedures. You need a lawyer who understands how to navigate the appellate system and present your case effectively to the appellate judges. A competent family lawyer can help you with the following steps of the appeals process:

  • Filing a notice of appeal within the required time frame (usually 30 days from the date of the final judgment or order)
  • Preparing and filing the record on appeal, which consists of all the documents and transcripts from the lower court proceedings
  • Researching and writing an appellate brief, which is a written argument that explains why the lower court’s decision was wrong and why it should be reversed or modified
  • Making an oral argument, which is an opportunity to present your case verbally to the appellate judges and answer their questions
  • Responding to any motions or requests from the other party or the appellate court
  • Receiving and reviewing the appellate court’s decision, which may affirm, reverse, modify, or remand (send back) the lower court’s decision

A lawyer can also advise you on whether you have grounds for an appeal, what your chances are of success, and what your options may be if you lose or win your appeal.

Contact a Nassau County Appeals Lawyer Today

If you are considering appealing a family law decision in Nassau County, contact the Law Offices of Eyal Talassazan, P.C. today. We have the knowledge and experience to handle any type of family law appeal, and we will work diligently and passionately to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.

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