Divorce Appeals Lawyer Minneapolis, MN
Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC located in Roseville, MN understands how difficult the divorce proceedings can be. In some cases, parties are not able to resolve some or all of the issues in their case, including issues of custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance, property division and allocation of marital debt. This means that a judge or referee must decide the disputed issues. Sometimes this means that one party will not be happy with the ruling of the trial court judge. Judges can make mistakes. Judges sometimes do not fairly apply the law. Fortunately, there is a process to try and correct a judge’s mistake. A party that is dissatisfied with the outcome of their case has the ability to challenge that result. We can help. We have handled countless appeals and can advise you on the merits of your case.
For an appeal to be heard, there are strict rules that govern this process. Generally, you must serve and file and serve a Notice of Appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals within 60 days of the original court decision. Prior to doing this, it also may make strategic sense to first file a motion with the original trial court judge to try to correct the error. Thus, if you have an Order that you are dissatisfied with, it is important that you act quickly. We offer a free, initial consultation and can help you sort out whether or not an appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals makes sense for you.
As part of the appeal process, except in cases where there has been domestic abuse, Minnesota law now requires that both parties involved in the appeal participate in a mandatory appellate mediation. This offers the parties one final opportunity to control the outcome of their case, and allows the parties to forego the significant cost and significant stress and time involved in an appeal.
Our family law attorneys will work with you so that you understand all of your options and the complexity of appealing the particular ruling in your case. We understand how difficult this time can be in your life, especially given the fact that you may be tired from all the stress and fighting. You may be angry and financially and emotionally exhausted. However, an appeal may be your only solution, or you may find that it is simply not worth it.
Please call Hennek Klaenhammer Law, PLLC today at 651-633-4400 to discuss these issues or any other questions.