The lawyers at Holstrom, Block & Parke, APLC are experienced in both trial law and appellate proceedings. Our experience has equipped us to represent clients who have been treated unfairly in court, either through a rights violation or a mishandling of the evidence. If you feel your case was handled poorly, we are the law firm who can help.
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The primary requirement for any appeal is evidence that a miscarriage of justice took place. This can include a final judgment based on prejudicial understanding, the mishandling of evidence, or the non-admittance of relevant evidence to your case. An unfavorable decision isn't grounds for an appeal—the decision must have been the result of an unjust handling of the case. Identifying mistakes is only possible with extensive experience in trial law.
Once the final judgment is rendered in a child custody case, you'll have the ability to seek an appeal. However, it is impossible to do so prior to the final judgment. Due to the length of child custody proceedings, temporary custody may be awarded to a parent or qualified adult so a child can have a safe place to live during your case. Though you can appeal the mishandling of your case after the final ruling, temporary custody cannot be appealed.
However, if you feel that your final agreement was the result of an unjust handling of your evidence or a mistaken understanding of the circumstances, our attorneys can help by confirming whether a mistake was made in your case.
As with any other appeal, child support appeals must be based on a mistake made during the initial ruling. In cases where your rights were violated during the child support trial, our attorneys can call to reexamine the evidence and fight for a fair and right judgment. However, if your circumstances have changed and you require an alteration to your existing agreement, that is known as a modification, not an appeal. Our attorneys can help with either case--which one you'll require will depend on the specifics of your case, which you can share in a free phone consultation.
These cases are difficult for those untrained in the law to navigate. The unsettling and upsetting nature of liquidating and splitting assets (e.g. selling the family home) can feel unfair without involving any actual legal mistakes. Only an experienced appellate attorney can identify if your legal rights were genuinely violated, allowing you to pursue an appeal.
When either party feels their rights have been violated in a civil case, either side can appeal the final ruling. Your lawyer must prove that there was a legitimate miscarriage of justice in order to file an appeal, so simply disagreeing with the final judgment isn't sufficient. Appeals require a vast knowledge of trial law as well as appellate law—knowledge the attorneys at Holstrom, Block & Parke possess in abundance and exercise on behalf of our clients.
Call (951) 666-5191 to discuss your case with our attorneys. A free phone consultation can help us determine if your case has grounds for an appeal and if we can help you.