When And How To Appeal Family Law Court Rulings

When you go through the divorce litigation process, the final decisions are put into a court order issued by the judge. Once these decisions are laid out in writing, you may or may not agree with the outcome and wonder what legal steps you can take. Under Virginia law, one party who is not satisfied with the result that a judge provides can file for an appeal. If you want to file an appeal about custody decisions or any other matter, our firm can help. Our Richmond divorce attorneys at DeFazio Bal can provide you with guidance and representation in the appeals process.

Why Hire A Divorce Lawyer For Appeals?

Depending on the type of order, we can determine in which court the appeal should be filed. Most divorce cases can be appealed directly to the appellate court, but they must meet very specific criteria. Appeals are extremely delicate matters which must be handled carefully or it could lead to a denial. Our legal team has over 55 years of combined experience representing our clients in appeals, and we can ensure your paperwork is all in order.

We can assist you with appeals for:

  • Child custody agreements
  • Visitation schedules
  • Child support agreements
  • Spousal support agreements
  • Property division judgments

Modifying Divorce Orders In Virginia

There are many different reasons why you may want to appeal your divorce order. Whether you feel that the judgment was unfair or you need assistance with a modification, you will have to clearly lay out the reasons for your appeal. Every appeal has its own delicate timing issues and legal nuances, which must be paid close attention to. Consulting with a knowledgeable Richmond divorce lawyer from our firm is in your best interest.

Learn More About Your Legal Options

When you contact DeFazio Bal in Glen Allen or Midlothian, our attorneys can help you understand all your rights and legal options. To set up an appointment, fill out our online contact form or call 804-419-6551.