Information on Appeals
Appealing a New York City Divorce
At the end of
the divorce process, you will either settle on terms with your spouse or the judge will issue
a ruling. In either case, you will be legally bound to abide by the terms
of your final decree of divorce, with the liability of penalties such
as wage garnishment, driver's license suspension or jail if your former
spouse has to seek judicial
enforcement of court orders against you. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your
divorce, Hindin Deutsch, P.C. can represent you in filing an appeal of the decision.
We offer dynamic legal representation to our clients, and you will have
our reputation as a heavy weight in the field of
same sex family law on your side.
An appeal is not a new trial. You will be submitting the decision of the
family law judge to the appeals court for a review, to determine whether there were
procedural or legal errors which may have prejudiced the trial against
you. It is not an opportunity to submit new evidence or arguments, but
simply a request to have a higher court decide on the fairness of the
original decision. The result of an appeal is either to modify or overturn
the verdict of the lower court. It is not advisable to represent yourself
in a divorce, and this is especially true in the context of appellate
law, which is far more complex than most other areas of practice.
New York City Divorce Lawyer Serving the LGBT Community
An aggressive New York City divorce attorney from our firm will guide you
through the process and speak on your behalf in court. The statistics
on this area of law reveal that roughly one quarter of divorce appeals
are successful in our city, so it is especially important to retain an
authoritative attorney who will aggressively pursue your interests.