An Expert Appellate Lawyer
Appellate law is a specialty that few lawyers choose to pursue. It requires an attorney who is able to do the research and writing necessary to produce briefs, petitions and arguments that will meet the criteria of appellate court judges.
At the Law Office of Gary L. Nickelson, attorney Chris Nickelson handles family law appeals. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Rising Star in Texas Super Lawyers magazine since 2004. Rising Stars are nominated by other attorneys and rated by the Super Lawyers research team. Fewer than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Texas are named to this list.
Chris Nickelson represents clients who seek to overturn court decisions. We also receive cases from other attorneys who do not handle appeals. We will evaluate your case and give you our honest opinion about your chances of success. You can rely on our integrity and extensive knowledge of Texas family law.
Fighting a Court Decision
You are allowed to appeal nearly any family law decision whether it is related to divorce, child custody or child support. No matter what issue you are appealing, the standard to get the decision overturned is proving that there was an abuse of discretion by the judge who decided your case.
For example, a judge has discretion to divide property in a divorce in the way he or she believes is right. However, if you believe that the judge abused his or her discretion, you can appeal to overturn the decision.
It is important to understand that appealing any court decision is a difficult task. As the person making the appeal, the burden of proof lies with you. To overturn a decision, you must prove that there is credible evidence to support your assertion of abuse of discretion. Simply being unhappy with the outcome of your case is not enough.
Texas Divorce Appeals Lawyers
For this very specialized area of law, you need a qualified appellate lawyer. To arrange an appointment with our Fort Worth family law appellate lawyer, please call 817-735-4000 or contact us online.