Family Law Appeals

Family Law Appeals Lawyers in Tustin

Providing Top-Notch Appellate Advocacy in Orange County

John L. Dodd has been serving clients in Tustin and throughout Orange County for more than 30 years. Since 1989, we have successfully managed more than 1,200 cases and established ourselves as a leading appellate law firm in Southern California. In fact, Mr. Dodd is one of only a few certified appellate specialists, and our firm is unique in that it is one of the only small firms in California that exclusively deals with appeals.

Appealing Family Law Matters

We cannot advise you to appeal or not. The decision regarding whether to appeal is yours entirely and generally depends on your personal financial situation and whether you value the outcome of the case enough to undergo further litigation. It is also imperative to understand that, while the appeals process does provide some hope, appealing family law matters is very challenging and often unsuccessful. In fact, as many as 85% of all appeals result in affirmation of the lower court’s ruling.

However, we are prepared to evaluate your case and help you determine whether there is a legitimate issue that you can raise on appeal. If there is a legitimate issue to be raised, there is a chance you could obtain a more favorable ruling on appeal. When you call our Tustin family law appeals lawyers, we can help set your expectations and give you a realistic outlook on your probability of success.

Family law cases seem prone to error because the issues often can be complex, and the emotions run high; but the time allotted to them in the trial court runs low. Our office has successfully represented parties in family law appeals, both as appellants and respondents, concerning matters such as custody, property division and support.

Manage Your Family Law Appeal

A family law appeal may have numerous issues over which the parties continue to disagree, and all of those issues require separate research, argumentation, and strategies. At John L. Dodd & Associates, Prof. Corp. we analyze which issues may bear the most fruit at the appellate level and which ones probably will not be productive. Perhaps more than other areas of the law, we believe family law cases in particular can benefit from a “fresh look” in order to present the most effective arguments to the Court of Appeals.

Call (714) 880-8744 or send us a message to schedule your case evaluation with a Tustin family law appeals lawyer.

Our Certified Appellate Specialist Can Help

Appellate specialists have obtained special certification to handle appellate cases and are much more capable of helping you develop a winning strategy than a trial attorney who handles appeals on occasion. When you bring your family law conflict to us, we give your case the time and attention it deserves, and we never pass it on to a clerk, intern, or other non-legal staff member.

Why Hire a Certified Appellate Specialist?

Our Clients Tell All

Positive Experiences

    Quick to respond, his research is the best and his writing is concise and very persuasive. You will not go wrong with John on your side.

    - Janie B.

    John excels at presenting complex legal arguments to the Court of Appeal in a manner that gives my clients the maximum chance of success on appeal.

    - Michael. F.

    I recently turned to John when I believed the trial court had made an erroneous ruling on a complicated procedural and jurisdictional question.

    - Kayleene W.

    When everything was seemingly hopeless, we were fortunate enough to come across John L. Dodd.

    - Former Client

    I was lucky to find John Dodd to be my appellate lawyer.

    - Gloria H.
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