Family Law Appeals Attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth
Zealously Advocating for Your Interests in the Family Courts of Texas
When a trial court renders its final judgment regarding your divorce or other family law matter, this does not necessarily mean that the issue is forever settled. If the final divorce decree or other judgment resulted from a significant legal error, you can take the matter to the Court of Appeals and possibly reverse the trial court’s ruling.
The appeals process is an instrumental part of ensuring justice in Texas and throughout the United States. At O’Neil Wysocki P.C., our team of dedicated attorneys focuses primarily on legal disputes involving Texas family law, including family law appeals.
If you suspect that your divorce or other family law matter was the product of an error in law or fact, you should consult an experienced Dallas family law appeals lawyer.
How Can a Texas Appellate Attorney Help Me?
We can take the reins of your appeals case and handle the challenging legal proceedings and issues, such as:
- Appellate filings
- Preparing and drafting briefs for the appellee
- Preparing and drafting briefs for the appellant
- Developing and organizing a comprehensive record on appeal
- Preparing and conducting oral argument
- Preparing and filing petitions for review
Call us at (972) 852-8000 to learn more about the family law appeals services we offer.
Understanding Appellate Issues in Texas Family Law Practice
Each state has its own laws governing family law issues. The Texas Family Code regulates family law disputes for Texas residents and their families. Therefore, Texas procedural rules also govern family law appeals cases.
In many appeals cases, the judge has committed an error in applying the procedural or substantive rules to your case. If such an error resulted in prejudice to the parties, the Texas Court of Appeals can reverse and remand for the trial court to correct.
Common Types of Texas Family Law Appeals
At O’Neil Wysocki P.C., we can take the lead on appealable family law issues in Texas. From divorce cases to paternity matters, you can count on our team of skilled family law attorneys to deliver comprehensive legal advice and advocacy to support your interests before the Texas Court of Appeals.
Appealable Interlocutory Orders
- An interlocutory order is one that a court issues while proceedings are ongoing. In general, interlocutory orders are not appealable. However, an order appointing a receiver is appealable. Further, courts may permit an appeal for an otherwise nonappealable interlocutory order.
Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR)
- SAPCR cases include cases such as child conservatorship, paternity, and adoption issues. Texas rules for civil appeals apply to final SAPCR orders. Importantly, filing an appeal does not stay the effectiveness of a SAPCR order.
In Texas, certain family law proceedings are subject to procedures for accelerated appeals—namely parental termination cases and child protection cases.
- Final modification orders are subject to appeal. However, temporary modification orders are considered nonappealable interlocutory orders.
Consult an Experienced Family Law Appeals Attorney in Dallas Today
If you are looking for a qualified Texas family law appeals attorney, you should reach out to O’Neil Wysocki P.C. With over nine decades of collective legal experience, our legal team has what it takes to preserve your legal rights and the best interests of your family. Respected and renowned attorneys such as Michelle O’Neil and Michael Wysocki are leaders in the family law community in Dallas and throughout Texas at large. You can benefit from the effective legal counsel of a certified family law specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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