What Are Your Rights If The Court Gets It Wrong?
When family law disputes end up in the hands of a judge, it’s normal that one party will be unhappy with the ruling. But the court’s decision is not necessarily the final word. If you were deprived of a fair trial or hearing, you may have grounds to appeal the resulting decision of the court.
The Law Offices of Pepi Camerlingo, P.C. has a growing practice in appellate law. Our Chicago firm handles appeals of divorce and family cases in Cook County, the Chicagoland area and statewide. We understand how high the stakes are when it involves your parental rights or your financial future.
It is critical to act swiftly. There is a short window to file notice of appeal. Call us immediately at 312-680-0046.
Appeals In Divorce And Family Law
You cannot appeal just because you did not like or agree with the outcome of your divorce trial or parenting dispute. An appeal requires evidence of judicial error or other fatal harm to your case, such as:
- Applying the law incorrectly
- Wrongly denying motions
- Unfairly excluding evidence
- Allowing prejudicial testimony
An appeal is not a new trial. It is an examination of your trial proceedings, including hearings and motions along the way to the court’s final decree. If you prevail in your appeal, the upper court can reverse the ruling or send your case back to the trial court for reconsideration or a re-hearing.
We Relish Appellate Law
Pepi Camerlingo and Jen Parks are accomplished trial lawyers who have litigated complex divorces and high-conflict parenting disputes. They are well versed in Illinois statutes and trial procedure, and routinely register their objections on the record to lay the groundwork for appeals in the event of an adverse ruling.
With that background and their passion for the law, Pepi and Jen can spot possible errors made by the judge or lawyers in your case. Grounds for appeal is only half the battle. They also excel at researching and writing appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments before the Illinois Appellate Court or Illinois Supreme Court.
Do You Have The Basis For An Appeal?
Any decision of the family circuit courts can be appealed, including distribution of marital assets, allocation of parenting time, awards of spousal maintenance or contested adoption rulings. Please reach out today to discuss your possible appeal before the statute of limitations expires. Call our Chicago office at 312-680-0046 or contact us online.