When a legal case goes to trial, the trial court – with or without the involvement of a jury – has a responsibility to discern the relevant facts and then arrive at a decision by applying settled legal standards to those facts. While the trial court has discretion in deciding these matters, there are always limits to that discretion. Sometimes these decisions are incorrect.
When a trial judge makes the wrong decision, the party who is harmed can seek correction of the error through the appeals process. At Connolly & Shireman in Houston, our skilled appellate attorneys are knowledgeable in this area of law with its unique standards and procedures. If you are looking to appeal a family law, CPS, or juvenile law decision, our experienced attorneys can help. We also represent parties who are defending against appeals.
Navigating the Complex Appeals Process
It is difficult to win the reversal of any court decision on appeal, but it can become nearly impossible if your attorney is not familiar with the intricate and sometimes strict procedural requirements of the appellate process. A procedural misstep can put a stop to your appeal before you have had the opportunity to present any arguments.
Our attorneys regularly represent clients on appeal. Our experienced appellate lawyers are able to pursue appeals on any level or handle extraordinary proceedings such as applying for a writ of mandamus or a writ of habeas corpus.
Our family law appeals practice includes all types of family law cases, such as property division, child custody decisions, and cases involving termination of parental rights. We also handle appeals involving juvenile delinquency proceedings. Contact us to get an experienced appellate attorney working on your case.