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Family Law Appeal Attorneys in Denver

When the court hands down an adverse judgment, often the only recourse is to appeal. If you are dissatisfied with result, and depending on the error in the court's orders, it may be possible to appeal the matter to a higher court.

At Shapiro Family Law in Denver, Colorado, we vigorously pursue appeals involving divorce, child custody, property division and other family law matters. Attorney Laura E. Shapiro has more than 30 years of legal experience and has handled numerous family law appeals.

Her strengths include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Careful analysis of legal issues
  • Strong writing and persuasion skills

When representing you, Ms. Shapiro and her legal team will work diligently to obtain your desired result.

Shapiro Family Law welcomes inquiries from individuals and other attorneys throughout Colorado concerning possible family law appeals.

The Appeals Process in Colorado

Following an adverse judgment from a District Court judge, you have 49 days to submit your Notice of Appeal to officially start the process. Shortly thereafter, a transcript of the proceedings needs to be ordered and a Designation of Record must be prepared and filed, so that the relevant pleadings and exhibits from the trial court can be sent to the appellate court as part of the Record on Appeal. It is also possible to appeal the decision of a magistrate. Those appeals are heard by the District Court.

The appeals process includes important deadlines and very technical requirements. Our appeal lawyers have much experience with commencing appeals as well as defending against an appeal commenced by the other party.

Do You Have a Basis for Appealing Your Case?

Just because you are unhappy with the court's orders alone, however, does not mean that you can mount a successful appeal. Each method available to you has different standards to meet in order to have a good chance of successfully appealing. Depending on who issued the orders, be it a Magistrate or District Court Judge, there are different options.

A simple way of looking at the basis for an appeal is when the court has made a critical error in law that has adversely affected your rights, or altered the outcome of the case in a manner harmful to you. An appeal can be sought when the court abused its discretion when it considered the facts and then issued its orders. You may also seek relief in the event of a clerical error, fraud, misrepresentation, mistake, inadvertence or excusable neglect.

An attorney at Shapiro Family Law can review your case, discuss your options and provide guidance regarding the probability of success.

Contact Our Firm

To discuss a family law appeal case, call Shapiro Family Law at 303-309-9580 or contact us online.