Family Law Appeals

Family Law Appeals

Representation for Family Law Appeals

A party is entitled to appeal final orders and a final judgment of divorce to the Appellate Division as a right within 45 days of receipt of the order or judgment. However, because family law matters are non-jury matters, appellate review of a decision is limited. An appellate court only considers whether there is substantial evidence in support of the trial judge’s findings and conclusions. It is only when the trial court’s conclusions are so clearly mistaken or wide of the mark that they constitute an abuse of discretion that the appellate court will intervene. 

Moreover,  New Jersey Supreme Court has specifically held that because of the family courts’ special jurisdiction and expertise in family matters, appellate courts should accord deference to family court fact finding.

Experienced Appellate Attorneys

Due to the complex nature of the appeals process and the standards for appeal in family law matters, it is highly recommended that clients retain a matrimonial attorney. The attorneys at Ulrichsen, Rosen & Freed LLC have experience handling difficult appellate matters and can help clients navigate the appellate process. The partners at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC have all successfully argued matters in the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court..

Schedule an initial consultation to learn how we can help you. Call us at 609-730-3850 or send us a secure message online.