Put a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer on Your Side

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 in Texas Super Lawyers magazine since 2004. Texas Super Lawyers 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 regarding divorce and family law. He also handles cases that are referred from other attorneys who do not handle appeals. Our firm 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 to help you achieve your goals.

To speak with an experienced family law appeals attorney about your case, please call us in Fort Worth at 817-735-4000 or complete our contact form. We can explain your rights and options.

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 "just and 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.

Contact Us Today

For this very specialized area of law, you need a qualified appellate lawyer. To arrange an appointment with our family law appeals attorney, please call 817-735-4000 or complete our contact form. We represent clients throughout the Fort Worth area.