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Family Law Appeals in Georgia

Confidential, Professional & Experienced Family Lawyers in Atlanta

Whether you are appealing an unfavorable decision or defending against an appeal by the opposing party, your success depends upon having the very best appellate counsel. Not every Atlanta family attorney is equally qualified. Choose a firm with the ability to advocate for you effectively. Choose Warner Bates.

Can I Appeal My Georgia Family Court Decision?

  • Maybe. When it comes to appeals, there are two types of cases:
  • Cases that are subject to procedures of "direct appeal"
  • Cases that are subject to procedures of "discretionary appeal"

This means that some cases are subject to direct appeal under Georgia law, including child custody cases. Others, such as child support cases, are determined on a discretionary basis, meaning you can request permission to file an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court or the Georgia Court of Appeals and await permission from those bodies. For example, requests for appeals involving divorce decrees will be denied if the court considers them to be "frivolous applications." You could also be required to pay a penalty fee in such an event. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with an Atlanta family lawyer to discuss your case.

Appealing a Divorce Decision in Georgia

Appellate law is replete with landmines for the typical law firm. From meeting strict deadlines to complying fully with the numerous procedural and substantive details, seeking relief from the appeals court demands an extraordinary level of legal excellence. Don't be mistaken: You need an unusually accomplished firm on your side for this process. Our team can help you.

Warner Bates has been providing knowledgeable, focused assistance with family law appeals for over 40 years. We have extensive experience submitting well-reasoned briefs and conducting oral arguments before the state appellate court-skills that most family law firms simply aren't prepared to deliver. Our team includes nationally recognized appellate family attorneys who give clients the quality counsel on the appeals process that they deserve.

Call Warner Bates at (770) 951-2700 for a Family Law Consultation

The firm represents clients who want to appeal their case; we also defend clients where the other party has appealed. If you are considering appealing a decision in your family law case, be aware that immediate action is necessary to preserve your right to appeal.

Please contact Warner Bates at (770) 951-2700 at once for a consultation to determine how we can help you receive the relief you need.

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  • Nearly 300 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • A Reputation for Integrity, Excellence & Results

  • Upholding the Strictest Standards of Confidentiality

  • Our Attorneys Wrote the Books on Divorce Law

  • Focusing Exclusively on Domestic Law Matters