The family law firm of Quinn & Dworakowski is experienced in filing appeals and writs relating to complex Family Law issues involving child custody, child visitation, spousal support, child support, community property, separate property, premarital agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, and more. We handle appellate matters for our own clients; we also accept referrals from trial counsel.
Quinn & Dworakowski enjoys an excellent reputation in the legal community for its appellate work, and we have a breadth of knowledge to handle these types of issues. David Dworakowski, our lead appellate attorney, has decades of experience and success in appellate law, and he ran the Writs & Appeals Department in the Orange County Public Defenders' Office, an office of more than 200 lawyers!
If an adverse decision is expected in the trial court, it is helpful to engage appellate counsel early in the process to ensure that a proper record is made before the appeal is filed. In any event, once a final decision is made by the trial court, you only have a short amount of time to file an appeal. The purpose of an appeal is to ask a higher court to reverse the trial court's decision. The Courts of Appeal will review the record and determine if trial judge made a legal mistake that affected the outcome. A panel of three judges from the appellate court will decide the issue. The panel will hear oral arguments from both sides but will not accept new evidence or listen to new witnesses. An appeal is not a re-trial of your case.
If you received an unfavorable decision in the trial court on your family law matter, you may wish to speak with an attorney at Quinn & Dworakowski about appealing this decision. There are strict deadlines to filing an appeal or a writ, so do not delay.