In Georgia family law cases, a decision made by a judge or jury has the power to impact your rights, your relationships, and your financial security, now and in the years to come. If you have received a verdict or judgment in court which you think is incorrect or unfair, you may be entitled to a family law appeal in Georgia. At Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor, you can count on our family law attorneys to carefully review your case to see whether any errors or mistakes may have occurred and to provide advice on your options to challenge the result. Since 1988, clients throughout our area have counted on us to defend their rights and interests, while helping ensure justice is served.
Appealing a Family Law Case
Under the Official Code of Georgia, the ruling in a family law case can be reviewed in a number of ways, including by appeal. To appeal a judge or jury verdict or an existing Georgia Court of Appeals order, you may need to show one of the following:
- There was a conflict of interest with your prior attorney or the judge in the case;
- You received ineffective legal counsel;
- The proper court procedures were not followed;
- There was evidence or witness testimony that should have been considered but was not;
- There was evidence or witness testimony that was considered but should not have been;
- The judge or jury made an error in interpreting and applying the law when reaching a decision.
In family law cases, you may have the right to appeal decisions regarding the division of marital property and assets in a divorce, a ruling for alimony, decisions in child custody and support proceedings, and orders terminating parental rights. To discuss whether a family law appeal might be an option in your case, reach out and contact Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor to request a consultation today. Due to procedural deadlines with the Georgia Court of Appeals, time is usually of the essence in these matters.