Fort Lauderdale Family Law Appeals Lawyer
Most people do not know that, just like criminal and other types of civil cases, an appeal may be filed when a family court judge makes a ruling with which there is a disagreement. And while filing an appeal can draw out the dispute – and be more expensive – it may be a very important step; a family law decision can have long-lasting effects. Fort Lauderdale family appeals lawyer, Vanessa L. Prieto, can aid you in appealing a family law decision. Vanessa L. Prieto has more than a decade and a half’s experience representing clients during the appeals process.
Family Law Case Decisions that Are Commonly Appealed
As a party to a family law civil case, you have the right to appeal any family court judgment. However, those family law decisions that are most commonly appealed include:
- Child custody decisions – A judgment about with whom your child will live can be heartbreaking if that judgment is not in your favor; Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC can advocate for you during the appeals process.
- Child support decisions – Whether you are ordered to pay an amount of money which you believe to be unfair based on your economic circumstances, or the child support decision in your case is, in your opinion, far too little to support your child, you have the right to appeal the decision.
- Spousal maintenance (alimony) decision – Courts will often grant dependent spouses a spousal maintenance award to help them maintain their quality of life, especially if they do not have the skills or education necessary for gainful employment. If you believe a maintenance award to be unfair, our family lawyer can help you present your case to the court during an appeal.
- Property distribution decisions – A decision regarding the division of your property in a divorce can have a profound effect on your life. For example, if your spouse is awarded your house, where will you life? If your spouse is entitled to half of your retirement fund, how will you pay for your living expenses as you age? On the other hand, what if a judge rules that you are not entitled to something over which you believe you have ownership? We can help you appeal a property distribution decision and fight for an outcome that is more favorable to your interests.
Fort Lauderdale Family Appeals Lawyer With A Reputation of Client Satisfaction
At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, we have helped couples and parents in Fort Lauderdale appeal family law decisions for more than 15 years, and have advocated tirelessly for clients’ rights during family law hearings and disputes. We will work hard to resolve your family law matter in appeals court, and do everything we can to settle the issue as quickly as possible. We know how stressful family law matters are – let us help you find the best solution possible. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation with our team by calling 954-817-0402. You can also tell us more about your family law dispute by filling out our online contact form.