Appealing An Unfair Family Court Ruling
It’s common for one party to be disappointed or angry about the outcome of divorce or child custody litigation. But if the trial proceedings were patently unfair to you, there may be grounds for you to appeal that adverse result.
Appealing a family court decision requires evidence of judicial error or other evidence that you were deprived of your right to a fair trial. The team at Cipriano Law Offices, P.C., has the sophisticated knowledge of New Jersey family law and appellate procedure to give you a second chance at justice.
Preserve your rights! There is a short window to file an appeal of your divorce or other final family court order. Contact us today if you are thinking of challenging a family court ruling. Call our office in West Caldwell at 973-852-3346.
Experienced Advocacy In Family Law Appeals
Any ruling or final decision of the family court is subject to appeal, such as:
- An award of sole custody to one parent
- Minimal parenting time or unrealistic parenting schedule
- An award (or denial) of alimony
- Granting (or denying) parent relocation
- Monetary valuation of a business for asset division
- Characterizing assets as separate vs. marital property
- Allocation of retirement funds
- Interpretation of prenuptial agreements
- Domestic violence restraining orders
Founding attorney Melissa Cipriano holds a Master of Business Administration degree and has substantial experience with complex financial and business matters as they pertain to family law. She is well-versed in the applicable laws at hearings, trials and appeals. Appellate work involves detailed legal analysis on the fine points of law, and the specific rulings involved in the family court record.
Correcting An Injustice
No new evidence is presented at appeal. It is based solely on what occurred at the trial level. We carefully review the court records for opportunities to appeal. For example, was prejudicial evidence wrongly allowed or key evidence unfairly excluded? Did the judge apply the law incorrectly? Was there omission, deceit or misconduct by the other side? Did your previous lawyer provide such ineffective counsel that your case was doomed?
Our attorneys excel at analyzing grounds for appeal, crafting appellate briefs and preparing for oral arguments. If we prevail, the appellate court may reverse the lower court ruling outright or remand (send the matter back for reconsideration or a new trial).
We Know What’s At Stake, And We Want To Help
Your children’s well-being, your parental rights or your financial future are on the line. We will give you our honest assessment of your chances on appeal and devote our full resources and best professional effort if you decide to proceed.
Find out where you stand by scheduling a consultation at our office in West Caldwell, or make arrangements for a virtual meeting with a member of our team of appellate family court lawyers. Our team at Cipriano Law Offices, P.C., handles family law appeals in Essex County, Bergen County, Morris County and throughout northern New Jersey. Call us at 973-852-3346 or reach out by email.