Omaha Family Law Appeals Attorney

Omaha Family Law Appeals Attorney

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When two people go to family law court, it is entirely possible that the disagreement will benefit one party more than the other. It is common for individuals to be denied what they want or be unhappy with the outcome of their case. In many instances, this is just part of the family court system. In other instances, the ruling is unfair or does not take all relevant information into account.

In the latter scenario, you may be able to file an appeal with the help of an appellate lawyer. During this process, you and your attorney ask the court to reassess the situation and consider a different outcome. Although this is not always allowed, you may get different results after an appeal trial.

If you are considering filing a case with the Omaha appeals court, it is important that you have an experienced family law attorney to help you. The process of filing and fighting for an appeal is complicated and requires an attorney with a significant amount of litigation experience.

Stange Law Firm, PC: Your Omaha Appeals Attorneys

Our team at Stange Law Firm, PC, has been working in family law for many years. We have extensive experience in appellate cases of all kinds, including child custody, divorce, child support, spousal support, and asset division appeals. No legal team in Omaha has the same level of experience or the positive appellate case results that our team has.

When you are arguing an appeal, you need a team that pays attention to details. We are experts in this field and fight ruthlessly for our clients during the appeals process. We understand what is at stake in these situations, and how much it means to them to win their case. This is why we work harder and create more reliable arguments than any other law firm in the area.

No matter what your appellate case involves, our legal team can take it to trial and give you the best chance of winning your claim.

What Is an Appeal?

An appeal is a challenge to a court ruling or decision. During this process, an individual asks a court at a different level to review the case and determine if the original court ruling is fair. The first category of court is called “trial court,” which is where all cases begin. The second level of court to view the case is called the appellate court. If the individual does not believe that the appellate court ruling is fair, they may be able to take the ruling to a “court of last resort.” A person cannot move past a court of last resort with another appeal. On a federal level, the Supreme Court of the United States is considered a court of last resort.

There are two main types of appeal: an appeal of right and a discretionary appeal.

An appeal of right is one that is demanded by the losing party. This can happen in most trial cases as the case then moves to an appellate court. The appellate court must take this case.

A discretionary appeal is one that the highest court does not have to take. For instance, if you demand an appeal after a federal trial, the federal appellate court must take your appeal. However, if you appeal to the Supreme Court after the appellate court, they will review your case to determine whether they will take it. They are not obligated to do so, and often do not if they believe that either the appellate court or both the appellate court and the trial court rulings were accurate.

It is important to note that most appeal courts do not accept new evidence, witness testimony, or details. The aim of an appeal court is to review the case that the trial court saw and determine whether the trial court made a fair decision or not.

Why Do I Need an Appeals Attorney?

Filing an appeal is a very precise and difficult task, and you usually only have one or two chances to do it. Since the higher power courts are discretionary, you may not get another chance after your initial appeal. This means that your appeal needs to be strong and present convincing, important evidence that was misconstrued or overlooked in trial court.

Creating a convincing argument in an appeals court is complicated and requires an expert hand. These courts are very diligent and strict about the outcomes of their cases. Attempting to file an appeal without an attorney usually has poor results.

If you are passionate about your appeal, it is important to have legal help to bolster your argument. Our attorneys at Stange Law Firm, PC, are here to help with any Nebraska family law appeals that you may have.

Types of Appeals

There are many types of appeals, as most cases can be appealed to an appellate court. However, appealing a case in family law can be confusing, and many people do not understand when an appeal is appropriate.

You should file a family law appeal if:

  • You are paying or receiving child support but believe that the amount is incorrect, or the setup is unfair.
  • Your children’s custody agreement is unsafe, unhealthy, or unfair.
  • Your spousal support payments are unnecessary, you deserve spousal support and did not receive it, or you are not receiving the correct amount of spousal support.
  • You believe that the asset division in your divorce is unfair or unequitable.

If you think that the court made an error in your case, you should speak to an attorney about filing an appeal right away. In some situations, you can only file an appeal for a limited amount of time.

Contact Stange Law Firm, PC

The appeals process is complicated, but with an experienced attorney on your side, it is easy to navigate. Our firm has many years of experience with complicated family law cases, and we can give you straightforward and honest advice about your appeals process. We offer you comprehensive legal advice for all your family law and family law appeal needs.

For more information about our firm, our services, or your appeals process, contact Stange Law Firm, PC, online.

Douglas County (Omaha), Nebraska Office (402-509-1801): 9202 W. Dodge Rd., Suite 302, Omaha, Nebraska 68114


Representing Clients in Divorce & Family Matters

We also handle many other family law matters, including but not limited to:

Dissolution of Marriage
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Legal Separation
There are some instances where married parties are separated, but are unsure whether their marriage can be reconciled or may later need to be dissolved. We can help with a legal separation if this is the case.
In certain circumstances, a party may be able to seek an annulment if there are circumstances that led to a party being fraudulently induced into entering a marriage.
Family Law
Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage is irretrievably broken and a divorce is the only option. We can help with your uncontested, contested, simple or complex divorce case.
Collaborative Law/Mediation
If you are looking for an amicable resolution to your divorce or family law matter, we have attorneys who can help you with a collaborative family law case or mediation.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
These agreements help couples make critical decisions about their relationships, just in case. While prenuptial agreements are drafted before a marriage, postnuptial agreements are drafted during the marriage, usually when circumstances change.
Paternity Law/Mediation
With approximately forty-percent of all children being born out of wedlock, we represent numerous unmarried parents in child custody and child support disputes. These cases are the twenty-first century divorce and extremely common.
Guardianships and conservatorships
We also represent clients in matters of guardianships and conservatorships, helping them protect the people they love — especially when those people can no longer care for themselves. Our work in this area often involves people facing physical and mental illnesses, alcoholism and addiction.
Surrogacy Agreements
We can help clients negotiate surrogacy agreements, drafting and executing all related documents as well as resolving any conflicts that may arise.
Step-parent adoption
We represent parents in step-parent adoptions, which usually occur when a parent marries or remarries after the birth of a biological child. Step-parent adoptions help bring families closer together by creating a solid family unit.
Name Change
If you are seeking to legally change your name, we can help.
Orders of Protection
We can help you in legal proceedings involving restraining orders.
We are honored to represent clients who wish to adopt a child into their family.
Minor emancipation
In some cases, minors do best when they are given the rights and responsibilities of adults. We assist in minor emancipation, representing both teens and their parents.
Grandparents' rights
Lawyers at our firm also handle grandparents' rights issues such as child custody, guardianship and grandparent adoption.
We represent parties in appeals of adverse family court judgments, including divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance and grandparent visitation.
Child Support
We represent clients in matters involving child support.
Child Custody
We represent parents in child custody disputes.
Juvenile Matters
We represent parties in juvenile matters involving the Division of Family Law Services.
We assist clients in modifying prior child custody and child support judgments when the facts call for it.
We help clients in contempt of court matters as well as family access motions.
Military Divorce
We are proud to represent service members in divorce and family law matters.
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