Can I Appeal a Family Law Decision in New York?
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce, you may be considering filing an appeal. Read on to learn more about the process.
Divorce Methods in New York
Different divorce methods allow for different levels of control. For example, some couples get divorced outside of the court through methods such as mediation or collaborative divorce. These types of divorce will allow you and your spouse to work together to determine the matters of your divorce. This may include child support, child custody, spousal support, the division of assets, and more. But, not all couples are able to work together. This may be especially true when it comes to sensitive matters such as custody. In cases like this, a couple may go through the litigation process. This involves a judge making important decisions on behalf of the couple. Because these decisions are out of your hands, you may not always agree with them. In this case, you may need to file an appeal.
Should I Appeal a Decision?
If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce, you may be able to file an appeal. You can appeal almost any decision made by the court. This can include decisions regarding child custody, child support, spousal support, division of assets, attorney’s fees, and more. But, this can be a difficult process. It is important that you do not appeal a decision because you simply disagree with it. Instead, you should only file an appeal if you believe the judge abused his or her power or made an erroneous decision. Before taking any action, speak with an experienced family law attorney who can help you make the best decision.
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