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Family Law Appeals
Orlando Family Law Appeals Attorneys
Award-Winning Legal Advocates in Florida
Whether you are involved in a divorce, adoption, or paternity dispute, The Virga Law Firm, P.A. can help. Our team has over 100 years of combined legal experience handling these matters and more in Orlando. We understand the emotional toll and lasting impact of a family law case, which is why we work tirelessly to give clients the support and guidance they need to pursue a favorable result.
Contact our family law appeals attorneys by calling (800) 822-5170.
Family Law Matters We Handle
Our firm has served clients in Florida for decades, and we are very knowledgeable about a variety of legal matters, including:
Not only do we assist clients with these cases, but if they want to pursue a different result, our legal team can guide them through the family law appeals process. We can investigate the verdict and evidence from your case and create a workable strategy optimized to your unique needs.
No two family law cases are the same, and your rights must be protected in court. Not only do we create custom-fit case strategies, but we are also proud to be fierce advocates for our clients.
What Is a Family Law Appeal?
In the criminal justice system, an appeal may reopen a case for reevaluation from the court. For some family law cases, an appeal can do the same thing. Some family law cases involving child custody or high net worth may proceed on questionable grounds, or there could be evidence missing from the case.
The court needs a lot of detailed information to determine your case, and every document or action can make a significant difference in the outcome. If a legal mistake or another issue negatively impacts a verdict, you could face hardship, or your children could be put in an unsafe environment.
To qualify for a family law appeal, there must be evidence of:
- Harmful errors
- Abuse of discretion
- New evidence
Fraud during property division, concealment of evidence, or abuse of discretion from the judge are serious issues that should be addressed. These factors could significantly impact your case and could hinder the court process. The court system is built on justice and ethics, but it is also led by fallible people. Mistakes happen, but errors can not be allowed to stand in court when your family's future is at stake.
The Appeals Process
If you choose to pursue an appeal, you will need to file a Notice of Appeal with the court stating your grounds and arguments. Once the notice is filed, the court will require an initial brief including other important documents and points in your case you want to bring before the court.
The other party is allowed to put their own case together and come forward with an answer to your appeal. You must provide a reply brief that addresses any questions or concerns brought forward by the other party. Once all replies are submitted to the court, the case will proceed to the oral arguments stage at the court of appeals in your district.
Floridians must file an appeal within 30 days of the final judgment.
Put Your Family Law Appeal in Good Hands
The Virga Law Firm, P.A., has extensive experience with appeals cases and can provide guidance and support throughout the process. Our attorneys can help you determine whether you have grounds for an appeal, explore options, and fight for your interests in court. We help our clients pursue the most optimal result, and we protect their rights during the legal process.
Schedule a consultation with our Orlando family law appeals attorneys and discuss your case with our experienced legal team.
Gerard Virga Founding Attorney
David Lohr Executive Director/Attorney
Chad Self Panama City Beach Managing Attorney
William West Ritchie Panama City Managing Attorney
Jill Warren Pensacola Managing Attorney
Taylor Tippel Orlando Managing Attorney
Christopher Melendez Attorney
Brian Norback Attorney
John Stokes Attorney
Andrea Ansley Attorney
Matt Hutt Attorney
Tracie Phillips Attorney
April Hand Operations Manager and Florida Registered Paralegal
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