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Is It Common To Appeal A Child Custody Ruling In Brooklyn?

No, it’s not very common to try to appeal a child custody ruling in Brooklyn, and it’s even less likely that an appeal that was filed would end up being heard.

The grounds that govern the appeals process are exceedingly narrow, and essentially require that the judge made a mistake in interpreting the law in your case.

While this does happen, and high profile appeals can generate interesting headlines, the fact is that most of the time, judges in custody matters have operated within their discretion to arrive at their ruling.

When a judge has engaged in improper conduct or made an error when it comes to the relevant laws, you have grounds to file an appeal, which means you’re asking a higher court to review the decision based on the objections your raise.

This process is highly structured, and you’re unlikely to prevail without an attorney to guide your matter through the appellate procedure.

At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we are experienced matrimonial litigators and we know that sometimes the judge gets it wrong.

We can help you evaluate your case, then decide the best way forward.

Call us today at 718-725-9601 and talk to an experienced divorce and appeals lawyer for free.

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