Ground to appeal
After a divorce trial, you may consider initiating an appeal to the court of appeals. An appeal is an arduous process. This is because divorces are complex, judges have wide latitude to make decisions, and it is a time-consuming process to explain the facts, law, and argument to the court of appeals. Nevertheless, there are several reasons to consider an appeal:
- The court committed a clear legal error – in other words it made a mistake in its view of the law
- The court misapplied its discretion – in other words its decision based on all the facts of the case and the law was unreasonable
You have a limited amount of time after your initial ruling to file an appeal. If you miss the deadline for filing an appeal, you will no longer be able to do so for any reason. Therefore, it is critical to speak to your lawyer as soon as possible to consider an appeal.
The experienced attorneys at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., can assess whether you have grounds to challenge the trial court’s decision in the court of appeals. We have extensive experience with appeals. We encourage our clients to think about the decision to appeal a divorce decree carefully. If you need sound legal advice about this decision, our legal team is ready to listen and help you determine your next steps moving forward.
We serve clients across Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, and Racine counties, and all of Wisconsin.