This is the final post in a series of articles discussing divorce appeals in Melbourne, Florida. If one or both spouses are unsatisfied with the outcome of a divorce proceeding, it may be possible to challenge the court’s decision on appeal. My goal in this series has been to provide information about which types of decisions may be challenged through the appeals process. An erroneous decision in a divorce case may have significant financial consequences for the parties involved. It is, therefore, essential to engage a knowledgeable divorce attorney with appeals experience to represent your interests. If you need assistance, contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
This series focused on several important topics, including:
- Appeals of marital property and debt divisions
- Appeals of spousal support determinations
- Appeals related to the enforcement of prenuptial agreements
I felt it was important to highlight these issues for the following reasons. First, the division of marital assets and liabilities can seem unfair. Understanding when these decisions may be appealed will be important when deciding how to move forward. Second, erroneous spousal support determinations may have long-term consequences on both parties. A negatively impacted party should understand whether the case is appealable. Last, a court will evaluate certain specific legal grounds when deciding whether to enforce a prenuptial agreement. If the court erred in its application of the law to the facts of the case, a party may be able to challenge the outcome.
In each situation mentioned above, it is natural for each side to feel that an initial decision is unfair. Despite feeling unsatisfied with the outcome, not every case will be appealable. An experienced appeals attorney can help identify when an appeal is a viable option. If you or someone you know is considering challenging a court’s ruling in a divorce case, contact my office today to speak to a lawyer.
My office serves clients in the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.