In cases relating to family law, such as divorce and child custody, judges do their best to make a decision that is fair and based on the unique facts and circumstances of the case. They have an incredibly difficult job, especially when young children are involved, and they understand that their decisions will have immense ramifications to the parties and their children. Most often, even if one or both sides disagree with the decision, the ruling is based in the facts of the case and the law. However, judges are not infallible, and they do occasionally make mistakes. In those circumstances, it is important to realize that there may well still be hope.
If an error has been made, the attorneys at Gray Eittreim Martin have the experience and expertise necessary to advise your throughout the appeals process. Our attorneys have the advantage of having argued in front of all Georgia Appellate Courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court. Therefore, appeals are an important option to be familiar with in relation to your case.
It is also important to note that an appeal cannot be filed solely based on dissatisfaction with the outcome. In order to file an appeal, it must be supported by legitimate legal reasons. Legal reasons can include the following:
- Abuse of power or discretion by the judge
- Improperly Admitted Evidence or other rulings during the case
- Lack of evidence to support the judgment
Our attorneys will use their knowledge and experience to assist you in determining whether or not you should file an appeal. Ultimately, if we feel that your case should be appealed, we will go over all of your options so you can make an informed decision about whether an appeal might be in your – or your family’s – best interests.
If you feel dissatisfied with a trial’s outcome, GEM can help. Call us at 770-225-7000.