Judges are human and they make mistakes on occasion. The legal system has a remedy for that: Appellate Law
When a family law matter goes to trial, often one or both parties are not happy with the result. Appeals are expensive and the appellate courts are hesitant to overturn the rulings of the trial court unless there
is a misapplication of the law or an abuse of discretion. Therefore, not every seemingly bad result is appropriate for an appeal. Unhappy litigants should seek the advice of an experienced appellate attorney to assess the likelihood of success on appeal.
Appellate courts are unforgiving when it comes to deadlines and the deadlines in each case depend on the type of appeal taken. That is why it is important for someone who is considering an appeal to
consult with an appellate attorney right away. In fact, many times, a motion for rehearing will be
necessary in order to preserve a party's right to appeal. Motions for rehearing must be filled within ten days of the ruling.
Preservation of error is of the utmost importance for an appeal. If the case is not tried correctly, it is
often difficult for the appellant to succeed on appeal. The smartest use of an appellate attorney is to hire one prior to the trial to consult with trial counsel and make sure errors are properly preserved.
If you are headed for trial and have a lot to lose or if you have already lost and want to know if you
should appeal, contact attorney Corrine Bylund right away to schedule your consultation.
We are experienced at handling a full range of appellate law issues pertaining to the courts, including:
Contact us to schedule a consultation.
Although our lawyers are not mediators, mediation is required in all divorce cases. This allows the parties to attempt to come to an agreement on their own, without having a judge decide important decisions for them. Mediation, however, doesn't always meet the needs of our clients. Our attorneys are always prepared to take any case to trial, and where appropriate, appeal to the appellate courts in Florida. Two of our attorneys, Nancy Nowlis and Corrine Bylund, have had a great deal of experience in family appellate practice. She has represented clients in many appellate cases before the District Courts and Supreme Court of Florida.
Our firm is well known throughout the State of Florida and nationally in the areas of divorce and matrimonial law. One of our attorneys, Elliot Zisser, is Board Certified as a matrimonial lawyer. Mr. Zisser was also the President of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2000-2001. Our five family law attorneys share information and experiences with each other. Their combined knowledge is a great resource for each of them and for their clients. In our firm, unlike in the case of a sole practitioner, there is always an attorney available to cover if one is unavailable or a problem arises. All of the attorneys are respected in the community for their knowledge, ethical approach and legal expertise in the family law area.
Contact the family law attorneys at Zisser, Brown, Nowlis, & Cabrey P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida.
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