The Decision To Appeal A Divorce Or Family Law Decision

I always advise my clients that when you appeal a family law dispute, you place the ultimate outcome of your divorce or custody case in the hands of a judge. You may not get the result you are seeking. While you can choose to appeal the decision rendered by the judge, it is important to realize that a family law appeal is an extremely long, arduous and expensive process. However, I recognize that some issues are worth fighting for — especially when your future and the future of your children depend on it.

To discuss your options for moving forward with an appeal, contact Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, at my Worcester family law office and schedule an initial consultation.

Honest Assessment Of Your Case

When we meet about your family law case, I will learn the details of your divorce, child custody or property division dispute. I will meticulously review the court transcript in order to identify if there are legal grounds for an appeal. Not every family law decision can be appealed. There must be a clear violation in an area of law or a clear abuse of discretionary power. After thoroughly reviewing your case, I will provide an honest, informative assessment of your case. I provide you with your options for moving forward and help you weigh those options. I will take everything into consideration, including your budget, to help you decide if an appeal is not only cost-effective, but also worth the time and emotional energy required.

Experienced Guidance Through Post-Judgment Appeals

The appellate process is very technical, rule-oriented and unforgiving. When filing an appeal, it is important that your lawyer adheres strictly to these rules and procedures. When preparing your appeal, I pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring your appeal complies with the rules. I perform intensive research to identify strong legal support for your appellate issue and clearly demonstrate how the trial court erred in its interpretation of the law. My experience drafting appellate briefs and presenting oral arguments benefits clients pursuing a family court appeal in Massachusetts.

In addition to initiating or defending against post-judgment appeals, I also represent clients in interlocutory appeals of temporary custody orders and other temporary family court orders. I recognize the time-sensitivity of these matters and act promptly to assert my client's interests.

Contact An Attorney

To discuss your case with a skilled divorce and family law appeals attorney, call 508-471-3281 or send an email to schedule an initial consultation with Barbara J. Katzenberg. I serve clients throughout the Metro West and Central Massachusetts area from my office in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.