On television it looks like any legal decision can be appealed if an individual and his or her attorney don’t agree with it. However, in real life, appeals are complicated and must be grounded in the law, not just a disagreement with a decision. Particularly in family law situations where emotions are high, appeals should be taken only in the most serious instances. Individuals who want to appeal a family court decision should work with an experienced and trusted attorney who not only understands the law, but knows the particular details of the case, and can help manage the process and your expectations.
Once a person decides that he’s going to appeal a court decision, they often ask, “Is there an attorney I can trust with my case near me?” To find an attorney, we suggest the following items for consideration:
- Ask for referrals: Just as you solicit opinions from your friends when searching for a new dentist or dermatologist, consider asking your friends if they have an attorney they trust. Particularly if they’ve been in a similar situations as yours. Not only will they understand what you need, they may be able to help you understand what to expect.
- Schedule a meeting: You can likely learn all a legal practice online, but with a face to face meeting you will be able to determine if you can have a good relationship with the individuals who will be working on your case. In addition to understanding the law, the attorney you speak with should make you feel comfortable enough to ask any question or raise any concern.
If you’re in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester or Delaware County, PA and wondering if there’s an attorney that you can work with, the answer is “yes!” Jack Rounick has been helping his clients navigate family law cases for many years. He understands that there can be a great deal of history and emotion between the parties involved and helps clients understand how the court will approach their particular case. In instances of an unjust court decision, Mr. Rounick will work carefully to correct the mistake or misinterpretation of the law with an appellate court. It’s important to note that an appeals case is not a retrial of the original case – it is simply to review the legal proceedings of the original case and determine if there was an error.
For more information about appealing a court decision, call the Law Office of Jack A. Rounick today.