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Understanding the Appeals Process in New York
When Can I Appeal A Court Decision?
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 Court Of Appeals?
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.