Helping You Appeal Your Family Law Order
After your divorce is finalized, you may feel it is necessary to appeal the court’s decision in order to correct a result not supported by the record or to rectify an abuse of the trial court’s discretion.
At Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C., we provide experienced family law appellate representation to clients in Peoria and Tazewell counties and throughout Central Illinois. We methodically review the court decision which you believe is wrong, and provide honest feedback to help you decide whether an appeal is in your best interest. We prepare a strong appellate argument which is carefully researched and supported by a well-written appellate brief.
We have more than 60 years of combined family law experience and have built a reputation for providing outstanding client service. Our attorneys understand the emotion involved in family law matters, which is why we focus not only on getting results, but also on providing support and guidance throughout our clients’ cases.
Illinois Lawyer For Divorce Appeals: What Can Be Appealed?
If you are seeking to appeal a decision made by the family court, you must act quickly. There are strict time constraints on when an appeal can be filed — typically 30 days after your final judgment has been entered. When you visit our firm, we engage and respond rapidly to learn about your situation and determine whether an appeal is appropriate. If you choose to file an appeal through our firm, we will process it promptly, meeting any deadline.
Any decision made by the family law court has the potential to be appealed, including:
- Parenting agreements that address allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time (commonly known as child custody and visitation)
- Child support payments
- Spousal maintenance (formerly alimony)
- Distribution and valuation of marital property
- Attorney fee payments
- Distribution of retirement assets
We will work hard to reverse any incorrect decision made by the trial court. We want your divorce order to best position you for success following your divorce and to protect the best interests of your children.