At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Sugar Land appeals lawyers take pride in providing reliable and effective legal representation to our clients. We have the unique skills, training, and experience to handle the full range of family law appeals. With a proven track record of success, our legal team is here to help you protect what matters most. For a completely confidential initial consultation with an experienced Texas family law appeals attorney, please contact our Sugar Land law office today.
Family Law Appeals We Handle in Fort Bend County, Texas
Unfortunately, the desired outcome is not always achieved in every family law case. If you received an adverse decision in your family law trial, you are not necessarily out of luck. There are often still legal options available. You may have valid grounds to appeal the decision. Our Sugar Land family law attorneys represent clients in the full range of appeals in Southeast Texas. You may be able to appeal an adverse decision pertaining to any of the following family law issues:
An Overview of the Texas Family Law Appeal Process
While virtually any family law decision can be appealed, it is important to recognize that there are generally relatively narrow grounds on which you may do so. An appeal is not a fresh start. In most cases, family law rulings are appealed on the grounds that a court abused its authority or discretion—either by acting in an unreasonable manner or by otherwise failing to follow Texas state law. If you are considering filing a family law appeal in Sugar Land, please know that these cases are time-sensitive. You have a very limited amount of time for action. In order to file a successful appeal, a plaintiff must:
- Preserve Grounds for Appeal: As a general rule, a party to a family law case can only file an appeal on issues that were properly preserved in the record during the trial. Be sure to obtain a copy of the trial record. An experienced Sugar Land, TX lawyer can help you assess all possible grounds for appeal after discussing the case with you and reviewing the trial record.
- File a Notice of Appeal: In Texas, you must generally file a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of an adverse decision. Failure to comply with this deadline could result in your appeal being automatically dismissed without a hearing on the merits.
- Prepare a Timely Brief: Finally, you must file a comprehensive brief that carefully explains the reasoning behind your appeal. Appellate law is highly complex. An experienced Sugar Land, TX family law appeals attorney can help you prepare a compelling brief.
Winning on appeal can be challenging. Please know that when filing an appeal, you have the burden of proving that the trial court, in some manner, made an error in its decision. Beyond that, it is important to note that prevailing on appeal does not necessarily mean that you will immediately obtain your desired result. In some cases, the appeals court will send the entire case back down to the lower court for a new trial.
Why Work With the Appeals Lawyers at Ramos Law Group
Family law appeals are complicated. Texas courts are not interested in re-litigating the same issues over and over again. To get an unfavorable decision modified or reversed, you must bring a well-supported claim that proves good cause to appeal. At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we have a deep understanding of the Texas family appeals process. In many cases, clients hire us after previously being represented by other legal counsel. When you reach out to our Sugar Land office, you will get an attorney who is prepared to:
- Conduct an in-depth, confidential review of your case;
- Carefully explain your legal rights and options for appeals;
- Provide guidance on all relevant appellate issues;
- Make sure that you comply with statutory deadlines;
- Prepare a motion for appeal; and
- Represent you in appeals court or before an administrative legal body.
Call Our Sugar Land, TX Appeals Attorneys for Immediate Assistance
At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Sugar Land family law attorneys have the skills and expertise to represent you in a complex appeal. We are committed to helping our clients achieve the best possible results in their cases. To schedule a completely confidential case evaluation, please contact our legal team today. From our Sugar Land office location, we handle family law appeals throughout Fort Bend County, including in Stafford, Missouri City, Fulshear, Richmond, Meadows Place, and Rosenberg.
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
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"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
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