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Appeals Attorneys in Kane County

Illinois Appeals Lawyers Serving Elgin, Elburn, Batavia, and Aurora

In any type of legal matter, the ruling of a court may seem to represent a final resolution of the case. This applies to criminal proceedings, civil actions, and, most especially, family law concerns. Courts, however, are not infallible, and cases are sometimes wrongly decided. If such a situation applies to you, it may be possible to appeal the ruling, which involves asking a higher court to review the case and the initial judgment.

The attorneys at The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. have helped many clients with family appeals filed with the Appellate Court of the State of Illinois and beyond. With a focus on achieving the result you desire, our lawyers will fight tirelessly in the courtroom advocating for your rights and wishes at every turn.

Appealing a Family Law Ruling

When a family law matter is litigated before the court, it is highly unlikely that both parties will be completely satisfied with the outcome. One or both parties often feel slighted by the ruling, and the forced compromise imposed by the ruling may seem unfair or overly burdensome. An appeal, however, must be based on more substantial grounds than unhappiness. In order for an appeal to be successful before a higher court, the original judge must have failed to follow the law or misapplied a law in the initial ruling.

Spousal support, or alimony, for example, is a common point of contention during divorce, and you may believe that you are entitled to more support each month than that which was ordered by the court. If you can demonstrate the original decision neglected certain considerations required by law, you likely have valid grounds for an appeal.

A knowledgeable appeals attorney is an invaluable asset throughout the appellate process, as your rights and interests should not be infringed by the mistakes or overreaching actions of a judge. With our advocacy skills and vast legal experience, we are equipped to appeal any family law decision, including:

The decision to file an appeal regarding a family law matter must be made quickly, as most appeals must be filed within 30 days of the ruling. Our team of legal professionals can help quickly determine the likelihood of your appeal’s success, based on the facts of your unique situation. When an appeal is appropriate, we pledge to remain at your side during the process, working hard in preparation and in the courtroom to promote your interests. Appellate briefs and oral arguments are vital components of any successful appeal, and we have the skill to maximize their impact and efficiency.

If you have recently been party to a family law case and would like to know more about appealing the judge’s ruling, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will review your case and offer knowledgeable advice regarding the potential success of an appeal. We proudly serve family law clients in Elgin, Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, Aurora, St. Charles, and throughout Kane County.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • BV Distinguished Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State’s Attorney 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • Client's Choice Award AVVO
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