Tustin Family Law Appeals Lawyer
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. We take on all types of appeals cases, including civil appeals, criminal appeals, and more.
Appealing Family Law Matters
You have a right to appeal family court decisions, and there are several situations that can make your case eligible for an appeal. Some common grounds for appeal in family law cases include improper or lacking evidence, juror misconduct, and ineffective counsel. 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.
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.
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.
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.