Nothing is more personal than issues of the family. One will feel emotionally spent after having been through the Court process over matters involving divorce or child custody. Unfortunately, Courts sometimes make mistakes and the process may have to go on longer so one can appeal. In such a situation, it is necessary to take the case up on appeal in order to protect your interests and those of your family. Our San Bernardino family law appeals lawyer handles such matters throughout the Inland Empire. Contact us today to speak with an attorney.
San Bernardino appellate attorney assisting with cases involving divorce, child custody, spousal support, & property division
A Court may err in a family law case in many instances. The Judge may have erred when awarding support during a divorce. There may have also been an error in regards to property division. Courts also make mistakes in regards to child custody, child relocation, and the termination of parental rights. An appeal can result in a new trial or an outright reversal of the lower court’s decision. Such a reversal could mean one immediately getting custody of his or her child as opposed to custody going to the other parent. Appeals are a very technical area of law and not all lawyers handle them. Hiring the right counsel for your case is crucial.
The process of appealing a family law decision begins with filing a Notice of Appeal. This Notice will typically be filed within sixty days of the Court’s order. The appellant must then declare which parts of the Court’s record will be used on appeal by filing a Notice of Designation of Record. Records not included in this designation may not be cited to in the appeal. An opening brief will then be filed. The responding party will have the opportunity to file an opposition to which a reply will be filed. Oral argument will sometimes be held and the Court will issue a decision on its own schedule. Appeals have a different set of rules, which are strictly enforced. A failure to follow each step may result in the case being dismissed.
Candice Garcia-Rodrigo is a San Bernardino family law appellant attorney handling such matters. Once retained she will file any emergency motions which may be necessary for a stay. This can assist with keeping the Trial Court’s order from going into effect. She will quickly obtain the entire record, analyze it for appealable issues, and meet with you to discuss your options. Candice handles all matters in the office personally which means that your lawyer will be the one handling these issues. We understand that no issues are as serious as those involving family. We will take your case seriously. Results vary based on facts, circumstances, and legal issues involved. All cases must be properly reviewed prior to determining applicable law and likely conclusion. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer. We also service Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Victorville, Rialto, Hesperia, Chino, Upland, Apple Valley, Redlands, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Montclair, elsewhere in the Inland Empire, as well as Los Angeles.
California family law appeals lawyer providing clients with a high level of attention
Candice understands that nothing is more personal than family. Situations such as this create a high level of stress. We will do everything in our power to make the process go as smoothly as possible. We promptly return phone calls and emails and Candice makes herself available to answer questions you may have. We will ensure that you know what to expect as the process moves forward and will protect your interests throughout the appeal.