Michigan Family Law Appellate Lawyers
Have you been through a recent divorce, child custody, or spousal support ruling which you believe was made in error? We understand that such situations can be emotionally draining and leave you with a sense of injustice. If you believe that mistakes were made, it is important not to lose hope.
An appeal is a legal process that provides individuals with an opportunity to challenge and potentially overturn the decision made by a lower court. It is a way to seek a second chance at obtaining a fair and just resolution in your family law case. It allows you to present your case to a higher court, highlighting the mistakes or shortcomings in the previous decision and advocating for a different outcome.
At Just Right Law, our team of experienced family law attorneys are ready to offer their expertise and support, working alongside you to help seek the justice and fair outcome you truly deserve.
Types of Family Law Appeals
There are various types of family law appeals that individuals may consider based on their specific needs and concerns. Some of the common types of family law appeals include:
- Property Division
- Spousal Support Modification
- Child Custody
- Child Visitation
- Child Support Modification
Grounds for Family Law Appeals
Some of the common legal grounds on which family law cases can be appealed include:
Errors in Law
This encompasses situations where the appellant argues that the judge misapplied legal principles, failed to consider relevant statutes or case law, or made a decision that is contrary to existing legal standards.
Errors of Fact
Appeals based on errors of fact involve challenging the lower court’s factual findings. The appellant contends that the judge misjudged or overlooked important evidence presented during the trial, leading to an incorrect determination of the facts that influenced the final decision.
Abuse of Discretion
This addresses situations where the appellant asserts that the judge’s decision was arbitrary, biased, or unsupported by the evidence presented, and that it led to an unjust outcome.
Violation of Constitutional Rights
This may include claims related to due process violations, equal protection issues, or infringements upon fundamental rights such as freedom of speech or religion.
Appeals based on procedural errors focus on mistakes made during the legal process itself rather than the substantive issues of the case. This can include errors related to the admission or exclusion of evidence, improper conduct by attorneys or the judge, failure to follow proper procedural rules, or lack of notice to the parties involved.
Timeline and Deadlines
Typically, in Michigan, the deadline for filing a family law appeal is within 21 days from the entry of the final order or judgment by the lower court. It is important to note that this timeline may vary depending on the type of case and specific circumstances, so it is advisable to consult with one of our family law attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Given the importance of adhering to strict deadlines, it is recommended to enlist the services of an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible after receiving an unfavorable judgment or order in order to initiate the appeal process promptly. At Just Right Law, we can guide you through the legal requirements, ensure all necessary documents are filed within the specified timeframes, and help protect your rights throughout the appeal.
Contact a Michigan Family Law Appeals Attorney
At Just Right Law, we understand the challenges and emotions that come with family law appeals. We are experienced in family law and ready to listen, support, and advocate for your rights. Don’t hesitate to take action and seek the assistance you need. Contact us online or by phone at 248-519-2313 to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can work towards achieving the just and fair outcome you deserve in your family law appeal.