This is the first post in a series discussing divorce appeals in Melbourne, Florida. This is an important topic for many reasons. It is not uncommon for one (or both) parties in a divorce proceeding to be unhappy with the final outcome of the case. In some situations, a party may want to appeal the court’s ruling. This article will explain what types of issues can be appealed and common arguments in support of those challenges. I cannot overemphasize the importance of retaining a family law attorney familiar with these issues to represent your interests. The appeals process is different from a standard divorce proceeding and engaging knowledgeable counsel can help you understand your options. If you need assistance, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
We will address several key topics in this series, including:
- Appeals of marital property and debt divisions
- Appeals of spousal support determinations
- Appeals related to the enforcement of prenuptial agreements
Understanding these topics is important for many reasons. First, if a court makes an error in the division of marital assets or debt, it could have devastating consequences on the parties involved. Knowing the types of errors that may be appealed could help when deciding how to proceed after the decision. Second, spousal support awards may also have a serious financial impact on both parties. Understanding the grounds on which to appeal an erroneous order could be essential. Last, when a prenuptial agreement is involved, a court’s decision whether to uphold the agreement must be based on certain facts. The party on either side of this decision may be interested in appealing the outcome.
Each of the situations described above will involve complex legal arguments in support or opposition of an appeal. It is essential to retain an attorney with appeal experience to help navigate the process. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce decision and are considering appealing, contact my office today to speak to a lawyer.
My office serves clients in the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.