Appellate Practice in Denver
Divorce and Civil Appeals throughout Colorado
Appealing a Divorce or Other Family Court Decision?
When you receive a bad result, you may need to file an appeal. One appeal is all you get, so you need an experienced attorney who has a track record of success.
Marc Kaplan has the knowledge and experience needed to represent you in the appellate court. Not all lawyers who handle divorce appeals understand the practical aspects of working on a case from the start. With more than 30 years of experience, our founding attorney has not only handled a broad range of family law matters but has shaped Colorado law through successful divorce appeals and other family law appeals.
Only about 20 Percent of Cases Are Reversed on Appeal.
Apellate courts do not re-try cases, and they are usually limited to reviewing evidence presented at the original hearing. Most reversals occur after a lower court judge interprets the law incorrectly, admits evidence in error, or does not support the judgment with sufficient facts.
The odds against reversal mean that the initial presentation of a case at the trial court is critical and that the record created can make or break the appeal. On appeal, the key is to focus on legal issues that could sway the appellate judges to rule in your favor. Making a persuasive argument and being able to identify the key issues are legal arts. This is one reason why so few lawyers are successful on appeal.
To learn more about our appellate practice, please call us at (303) 458-5500
or contact us via our secure online form. We also accept referrals from other family law practitioners who do not handle divorce appeals or family law appeals.