Family Law Appeals

Family law disputes are very upsetting, stressful, and even painful for everyone involved. Sometimes, the outcome of these disputes can seem extremely unfair. If you believe a judge has misapplied the law, committed an error, or abused his or her discretion with regard to parenting time schedules, spousal maintenance, or property division, you have every right to take action. Hulse Law Firm provides legal services to clients who want to bring, or need to defend against, an appeal in domestic relations cases. In order to preserve your right to appeal an order, you must act immediately by meeting with a family law appeals attorney in Denver, CO. There are strict time limitations on filing an appeal from when the final order in your case was entered, and the Court generally does not grant exceptions to missing the initial deadline for filing an appeal. Meet with Hulse Law Firm immediately for honest guidance and if warranted, aggressive action.

Magistrate Orders

If a Magistrate enters orders in your case that you believe need to be reviewed, a Magistrate Review may be filed. There is a deadline of either 14 or 21 days to file a Petition for Magistrate Review after an order is entered, so it is important to act immediately if you believe a mistake was made. A Petition for Magistrate Review is reviewed by a judge in the same District in which your case was litigated.

Orders Made by a Judge

A party usually has 49 days after an order is entered to file a notice of appeal to preserve this right. Typically, no extensions will be made, so it is vital that you act before the filing deadline. An order by the Judge will be appealed to either the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court in Colorado.

Appellate Court

It is important to understand that an appeal is not a rehearing of the case, but rather a review of the record of the trial that already occurred. The appellate court is limited to reviewing whether the trial judge committed an error of the law or whether an abuse of discretion occurred when reviewing the facts of the case. Both of these standards may be difficult to overcome. However, by seeking the counsel of a Denver family law appeals attorney, you will have the opportunity to discuss the issues in your case and understand whether you have a chance of being successful in an appeal. Hulse Law Firm does not believe in giving false hope or unrealistic expectations, but will offer an in-depth analysis and extensive experience filing, arguing, and winning Colorado family law appeals.

You Deserve Justice

We know that in some complex cases an appeal is the right path to justice. Errors do occur in court proceedings. Judges make mistakes, and do sometimes misinterpret the law. If there is good reason to bring an appeal in a domestic relations case, or to defend against one, you can count on a Denver family law appeal attorney of Hulse Law Firm to be your biggest advocate. We will do everything possible to help you achieve a favorable outcome.