Sometimes a family court can make a mistake and reach an unjust result, with adverse and long-lasting consequences for one of the parties. If you were the victim of a flawed or unfair ruling in a family law proceeding, there is hope. With the aid of our nationally recognized legal team, final court decisions can be appealed and overturned.
The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving has a successful track record in appealing trial court decisions in the appellate court. An error of law or an abuse of discretion by the trial court judge may provide grounds to appeal an unfavorable decision if there is evidence that the proceeding itself was patently flawed or prejudicial against your position. We have a successful appellate record and a deep knowledge of the applicable family law.
Attorney Jeffery M. Leving has practiced in family law for over 30 years and is proud of this law firm' success in family law appeals in the Chicago area, statewide Illinois and nationwide. The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd., is regularly approached for help by other law firms that are familiar with our appellate capabilities, or hired by individuals to handle their appeal after another lawyer tried and lost their case.
Family Law Appeals
You cannot automatically appeal an unfavorable outcome without correctly following procedures and time deadlines. We must demonstrate that the outcome of your case was unfavorable because of some "fatal" error — a mistake or unfairness that was profound enough to change the result. An appeal is not a new trial — no new evidence or testimony is presented. Rather, an appeal is concerned with the trial record and court rulings leading up to it — discovery, motions, hearings, depositions, testimony of the parties and witnesses, the trial itself and how the law was applied by the trial judge.
Mr. Leving and his team are adept at critically analyzing trial transcripts to discover issues that may be appealed to a higher court. We have the in-house experience and resources to effectively research and analyze these cases, prepare concise appellate briefs and zealously state a compelling case in oral arguments.
Jeffery Leving is admitted to practice before all appellate courts of Illinois, including the Illinois Supreme Court, as well as the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. We have a deep bench of accomplished attorneys with decades of combined trial and appellate experience.
Experienced Appellate Lawyers Advocating For You At The Next Level
We will examine appeals of various facets of divorce and family law, including:
- Equitable distribution of property
- Child custody and paternity decisions
- Adoptions and biological parents' rights
- Relocations and post-decree modifications
- Enforceability of marital agreements
We understand the damage that would be caused by allowing an unjust ruling to stand. You can count on The Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving for an honest assessment of your situation and a thorough, strategic approach to winning your appeal when you need to appeal. Call our Chicago appellate attorneys at 312-702-0862 and contact us online to schedule a private consultation.