Pittsburgh Family Appeals Lawyer
Family law courts do not always get everything right on the first try. If you are in the midst of a divorce, custody, or other family law dispute, you may find that the court decides against you on an important matter. If you lose on an important issue at trial, you must act quickly to preserve your rights. You only have a limited time to seek review of the court’s decision and get the just results that you deserve. The experienced and passionate Pittsburgh family appeals lawyers at Bunde & Roberts, P.C., are here to help.
The appeals team at Bunde & Roberts will help you explore and preserve your legal options for further relief after you receive an unfavorable trial court decision. We know that a family court’s decision does not have to be the final word on the matter, and we can help you build your strongest argument for getting the court’s decision reversed on appeal. Alternatively, if you have secured the decision you were seeking in a family court matter, and your spouse or another party is appealing the results, we will help you protect your parental and legal rights against on appeal.
Appealable Family Court Orders
Not all court orders are appealable. The Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure specify the types of orders that are appealable, as well as when those orders can and must be appealed in order to preserve those legal arguments. To determine whether an order is appealable, you must establish whether the order is “final” or “interlocutory.” As a general matter, only final orders are appealable, except under certain limited circumstances. Moreover, you must determine whether an order is appealable “as of right” under the Rules or if instead, you must satisfy certain criteria and convince the appeals court to permit you to appeal.
Preserving Your Right to Appeal
Once you establish that your order is appealable, you have to follow certain processes and procedures to seek an appeal. You must ensure that the specific issues you want to appeal have been preserved, or make an argument as to why they should not have been waived. It is important to have a detail-oriented and knowledgeable divorce lawyer representing your interests throughout your family law matter to ensure that you do not waive any important issues on appeal.
Years of Dedicated and Effective Service to Pennsylvania Family Law Clients
The seasoned family law appeals lawyers at Bunde & Roberts can identify which orders and issues are available for appeal and ensure that you preserve your rights and your strongest legal arguments throughout the trial. We will ensure that the issues that matter to you are properly and fully disputed so that any unfavorable decision can be appealed down the line. Whether you received an unfavorable custody determination, an unjust award of alimony or child support, or a property distribution that does not satisfy your needs and preferences, the family law appeals team at Bunde & Roberts will fight to protect your rights, your interests, and your family.
Help With your Pennsylvania Family Law Appeal
The Pennsylvania family law attorneys at Bunde & Roberts, P.C., have over 100 years of combined experience handling family law matters through all stages of the case, from inception, investigation, and discovery, to negotiation and motion practice, and all the way through trial and appeal. If you are seeking to appeal a final decision from a family law court, or if you are fighting against an appeal of a final decision, our dedicated and effective Pittsburgh family law appeals lawyers are ready to fight for you. Call the Pennsylvania family law firm Bunde & Roberts, P.C., today at 412-391-4330 for help with your family law appeal.