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 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.
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.
Fighting a Court Decision
You are allowed to appeal most family law decisions involving divorce, child custody or support. In order to successfully appeal a family law decision, you must prove that there was an error in judgment or that the judge was biased or misinterpreted the law.
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.