Appeals Attorneys in Birmingham
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If you disagree with the outcome of your divorce settlement, it may be possible to appeal. The first step is to determine if an appeal is appropriate in your situation. The Birmingham appeals lawyers at Thomas Logan Davis, Attorneys at Law, LLC can evaluate your case, evaluate the available information, and help you determine if there are viable appellate issues that make an appeal best solution.
When you are ready to discuss your case with an appeals attorney, call (205) 512-3331 to schedule an appointment.
The Appeals Process
There are differences between divorce appeals and other types of civil appeals. These cases are decided by a judge, rather than a jury, which makes appeal more challenging than cases decided by a jury. If appeal is not ideal for your situation, remember that you can always request a modification when your circumstances change. If appeal is the best option, our Birmingham appeals attorneys can guide you through the process.
The steps in the appeals process include:
- Filing a post-judgment motion with the trial court
- Filing a notice of appeal and other required documents
- Production of the Record of Appeal
- Completion of the clerk’s record
- Preparation of the court reporter’s transcript
Once the record of appeal is completed, the person appealing the decision has 28 days to file a brief and the other party has 21 days to respond. The briefs are then submitted to the Court of Appeals for a decision. Most cases are submitted on brief, as the court only entertains oral arguments in limited circumstances.
Preparing & Submitting Briefs
Because the procedures and process are different in appellate court, it is essential that you hire an attorney with appellate experience. Our divorce attorneys have more than a decade of experience representing clients at trial and on appeal. We are well-versed in the process of preparing and submitting briefs. We always listen to our clients’ concerns and provide regular communication and updates throughout the process.
Please contact our firm at (205) 512-3331 to discuss the possibility of appeal.