Appeals

            Under certain circumstances, you can appeal the decision of the judge or jury in your divorce, custody, or other family law case.  While the decision of the court is considered a final decision, there are mistakes that can be made by attorneys, juries, and judges that can trigger your right to have a higher court review the case and either reverse the decision or hand it down for reconsideration by the original court. 

            This is not exactly a “do over” for your case, but it can fix some mistakes made during your trial that can effect the fairness of the outcome. An attorney who handles an appeal must use primarily the record from the original hearing in order to present their case, making it a very detail oriented process.  You need an attorney who understands the intricacies of Texas appellate law to handle your case, and you need diligent representation who is willing to put in the time necessary to draft a successful appeal.  I have experience with many different aspects and avenues of post trial practice in family law, and I am willing to put my experience to work for you. Call me today for your free consultation about an appeal or other post trial procedure in your divorce, custody or other family law case. 

Shawn H. Smith is an experienced family law attorney serving San Antonio, Seguin, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Floresville and more.  Call today for your free consultation, available nights and weekends for your convenience.