Family Law Appeals

Divorce and Family Law Appeals Attorney, San Antonio, Texas

Texas Family Law Appeals

An appeal is the formal request for a higher court to review the case and reverse an earlier decision rendered by a lower court. In a Texas family law case, attorneys can enter an appeal to the Court of Appeals, and if necessary, to the Texas Supreme Court.
The types of appeals the attorneys at Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC handle typically involve property division in divorce or child custody and visitation (possession) orders.

Texas Family Law Appeals Process

Courts generally have broad discretion in family law cases, making appeals of these types of orders particularly challenging. However, when dividing property in a divorce case, the court is held to a "just and right" standard. When making determinations regarding conservatorship and possession, the court must apply a standard based on what is in the "best interest" of the children. Statutes and established case law guide the court in making these determinations.

In deciding whether to appeal your case, valid grounds must exist such as gross misapplication of relevant laws or unfair procedural decisions. Examples of grounds for appeal include refusing to admit vital testimony or erring in how the findings were evaluated, which resulted in giving more importance to certain facts than was warranted. Appellate courts review court records which contain facts, evidence and rulings already involved in the case. Appeals do not permit the entry of new evidence.

In addition, appellate courts must follow specific procedural rules and appeals are a very different type of judicial process than a bench or jury trial where the case was originally heard. For this reason, it is vital to obtain a lawyer who is well-versed in relevant laws, adept in detailed analysis of court records and effective at framing arguments for appeals. Furthermore, stringent deadlines apply to appeals.

If you believe that the order in your case varies from family law standards, call our San Antonio law firm at (210) 764-3468 as soon as possible. Or, you may contact us online to arrange a free consultation to have an attorney evaluate your appellate options.

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Based in San Antonio, Texas, military divorce and family law attorney Jamie Graham, founder of Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC represents military men and women throughout the San Antonio area in family law and divorce matters, including clients throughout the communities in and around San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Medina, Austin, Jourdanton, Kerrville and Boerne, and individuals stationed at San Antonio military bases, including Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and USO San Antonio.

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Whether you need an experienced negotiator to work on a settlement or a zealous litigator to represent you in court, Jamie Graham is an excellent choice.

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Peace of Mind Comes from Knowing You Have a Competent Attorney Who Is Always Acting in Your Best Interest - Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, military divorce and family law attorney Jamie Graham, founder of Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC represents military men and women throughout the San Antonio area in family law and divorce matters, including clients throughout the communities in and around San Antonio, New Braunfels, Seguin, Medina, Austin, Jourdanton, Kerrville and Boerne, and individuals stationed at San Antonio military bases, including Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base and USO San Antonio.