Appealing A Wisconsin Family Court Decision
After a divorce trial, you might be dissatisfied with the judge’s decision yet unsure of what to do next. While judges in Wisconsin do have wide discretion in their family law rulings, there might be a better solution than the result you initially reached.
Our experienced attorneys at Burbach & Stansbury S.C., can assess whether you have a valid cause to take your case to the court of appeals or supreme court. We have extensive experience with appeals.
Call us at 262-257-9110 and let us work with you on any family law related appeals.
Yes, It Is Possible To Appeal A Divorce Ruling
Filing a divorce appeal is one of the toughest – but often necessary – forms of post-judgment litigation. Appeals courts rarely overturn divorce rulings because divorces are complex, and judges have the authority to form subjective opinions within each case. Orders related to divorce, such as spousal support, can be modified through a different process.
Potential reasons to appeal a divorce ruling include:
- The court committed a clear legal error
- The court misapplied its discretion
You only 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 if you are dissatisfied with the court’s decision.
As your appellate counsel, our attorneys are committed to providing candid advice. We are here to educate you about what to expect during your appeal and address any questions or concerns you have.
Helping You Move Forward
At Burbach & Stansbury S.C., we encourage our clients to think about their decision of appealing their 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, Racine County and all of Wisconsin.