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Appeals

Do you believe the final decision rendered in your case was done so in error? After a final Judgment has been rendered at the trial court level, the losing party may ask a higher court to reverse the decision of the trial court within a specified period of time. Once the lower court judgment is entered into the record, the losing party (also called the appellant) must file a Notice of Appeal and file briefs with the appeals court citing the legal reasons why the ruling should be over-turned, and showing how those reasons relate to the facts in the case. The other party (Respondent or appellee) usually files a responsive brief countering these arguments. The appellant can then counter that response with a final brief. During this time, no new evidence may be admitted, as this is strictly a legal argument. After this process, the court of appeals will make its decision based on the record of the case established by the trial court.

If you believe the final decision rendered in your case was done so in error, it is imperative that you contact us now to arrange for your confidential consultation with one of our experienced family law attorneys.  Simply call the office at 504-837-5499, or send us an e-mail.

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