When fighting to change or uphold decisions that have been made about your divorce or other family law matter, you can rely on the aggressive representation of our Naples appeals lawyers. For many years, Family First Legal Group has been helping clients in Collier County and Lee County determine the best way to approach their legal matters and providing strong advocacy that represents their best interests. With offices in Naples and Cape Coral, we are here to help you!
Our compassionate legal team understands that the outcome of appellate court proceedings can have a profound effect on you and your family. Call (239) 319-4441 for the help you need to protect your future. We have two convenient locations in Naples and Cape Coral.
Florida Family Law Appeals
Appealing a court order in Florida is often a long and challenging process. There are very strict rules involved in the appeals process, requiring the skills of an experienced Naples appeals attorney. In order to appeal a court’s decision regarding your divorce, you must have legal grounds to do so. An appeal is not an opportunity to overturn a fair ruling that you do not like. Rather, it is an opportunity for you to have an unfair decision reviewed.
Valid grounds to appeal a court decision include:
- Newly discovered facts;
- Concealment of assets;
- Legal mistakes by the judge; and/or
- Fraud perpetrated on the court by a spouse.
Any completed judgment is given the benefit of the doubt by Florida law. Thus, the burden of proof is upon the individual who is appealing the order. In order to have a successful appeals case, the appellant must demonstrate that the court made an error in the conclusions it arrived at in its judgment.
When the appellate court reviews the case, it will not consider any new evidence or hear testimonies from the parties or witnesses. Their decision will be based upon the appellant's brief that explains the reasons for the appeal, as well as all the paperwork from the original trial that must be submitted with the brief.
Contact Our Knowledgeable Team
The first step in appealing your order is finding out if you have grounds for an appeal. Our Naples appeals lawyers are skilled at identifying appealable issues and analyzing their potential for success. If you decide to proceed with the appeal, we can help you gather all the necessary documentation from your trial, file for an appeal, and present persuasive arguments to the appellate court.