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Understanding the Appeals Process in New York

When the court makes a bad decision in a custody or divorce case, there may be an opportunity to appeal that decision. We understand just how important your family law matter is, and if the judge made an error or misinterpreted the law in some way, there may be ground to have that decision reversed. We work tirelessly for our clients in our mission to represent their best interests and help them resolve disputes in their favor. If you have any questions about your upcoming divorce, child custody, or child support case, or you wish to appeal a court case that did not go your way, do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced Long Island family law appeals lawyers today with the law offices of Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C.

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According to New York Courts, an appeal is heard by a higher court (called an appellate court) and serves the purpose of re-examining part of the original case that the person who filed the appeal (the appellant) believes to be erroneous. While you cannot simply appeal a court decision just because it was not in your favor, you can appeal if there is a reason to believe that something did not go right, legally. These court errors and other reasons for an appeal include:

  • Misinterpretation of the law;
  • A revelation made from new facts;
  • Lack of evidence supporting the court decision;
  • Misunderstanding or misinterpretation of facts; or
  • Misapplication of rules.


New York’s Court of Appeals is comprised of one chief judge and six associate judges, each of which is appointed to a 14-year-long term, according to New York Courts. This court only hears appeals and has vast experience and knowledge to get to the bottom of your case. We will help you prove to the court that the original Family Court decision was plagued with errors. After all, family law judges are humans too, and they do make errors like everyone else. If you were not given a fair trial or an unjustified court decision because of a judge’s poor understanding of the law, an appeal may successfully reverse the original decision. An experienced Long Island appeals attorney will help determine whether the adverse decision was a mistake or error on the court’s behalf and if there are grounds to file an appeal to overturn the decision.

Long Island Family Law Appeals Lawyers: Overturning Your Previous Judgment?

Family law is emotionally charged because of the enormous importance of the decision that a complete stranger will end up making. A judge has a difficult role to carry out, and sometimes they make mistakes. You should not have to live with this mistake, however. Whether the court made an error with your asset division, alimony, child custody, or child support decision, an experienced Long Island appeals lawyer will help you right that wrong. Call the Long Island law offices of Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C. today for help.

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When facing a divorce, child custody, or child support case, you deserve a lawyer who will listen to your concerns and take the time to explain your options, and who has the knowledge and experience to give you the best advice.

The best way to identify whether a Long Island divorce lawyer is right for you is to meet for an initial consultation. At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, we are pleased to offer potential clients a free, confidential consultation where they can learn more about our experience and discuss their legal dispute. We can also offer our preliminary assessment about how the dispute will likely turn out as well as what evidence you will need for a favorable outcome.

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Why Choose Petroske Riezenman & Meyers

There are many Long Island attorneys who will promise to aggressively represent your interests in a divorce or family law dispute.

Few have the right mix of attributes to provide cutting-edge legal representation along with compassionate support in this stressful time.

At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, our success is built on three pillars:


Matrimonial and family law changes often. New developments come out of Albany every year, and the courts implement the law in sometimes surprising ways. To effectively protect your interests, you need a lawyer who understands the latest developments in the law, however minor. We stay informed of upcoming amendments and trends in the law. We know the latest court decisions that might impact how a judge views your case. If there is a precedent that supports your claim, we will find it and bring it to the attention of the judge.

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Family law disputes are not like other lawsuits. These disputes are governed by different laws and different judges. Although you can ask a criminal defense lawyer or an immigration attorney to handle your matrimonial or family law dispute, you should not be surprised if they are soon in over their heads and unable to provide effective representation. At Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, our attorneys and support staff have dedicated their careers to excellence and professionalism in the practice of matrimonial and family law.

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We are proud to be highly recommended by many satisfied clients we have represented over the years in divorce and Family Court cases.  We have over a century of combined experience, which allows us to perform a complete review of your case and discover facts that work to your advantage. We understand the unique challenges that family law disputes create, such as the risk of domestic violence, impediments to a negotiated resolution, or the possibility of harassing or vexatious litigation. To see the positive results we have achieved for others, check out our Client Reviews.

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