Family Law Appeals in Missouri

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Lawyers in Creve Coeur & O’Fallon for Divorce & Family Law

Getting divorced is never easy. At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., our experienced Creve Coeur divorce attorneys understand the difficulties associated with a divorce, and we are focused on addressing the needs of our clients. Our knowledge and understanding of the issues that divorcing couples face help us provide guidance and skilled representation to clients going through the divorce process.

The Appeal Process

Not every case ends as planned in the trial court. When a party feels the outcome should have been different, that party has a remedy – an appeal of right to the appropriate appellate court, whether in a state or federal action. The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. has decades of experience representing individuals on both sides of the appellate process – those challenging and those defending a trial court judgment. Having high-quality representation on appeal can help you reverse a judgment you find in error or preserve a judgment you find proper.

In Missouri state courts, the appeal process can take a full year to reach a resolution. After a party files a timely notice of appeal, that party must order a trial transcript and prepare the record on appeal. After filing the full record, the appellant has sixty days to file the opening brief. The respondent then has thirty days to file their brief, and the appellant has fifteen days to file a reply brief. After completing briefing, the court of appeals will docket the case for consideration and, if requested and approved, oral argument. After submission, the court of appeals can take anywhere from one week to several months to issue its ruling.

Areas of Appellate Practice

The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. has handled over 100 appeals in the district courts of appeal in Missouri, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have successfully represented individuals in the following areas:

  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Post-Divorce Modifications
  • Post-Divorce Enforcement
  • Custodial Parent Relocation
  • International Child Custody Disputes

Representative Cases

We have handled too many appeals to list. However, we thought it would be helpful to provide a sample of the cases we have handled to give you a sense of the scope of our experience and expertise:

Barzilay v. Barzilay, 600 F.3d 912 (8th Cir. 2010)

J.C.W. ex rel. Webb v. Wyciskalla, 275 S.W.3d 249 (Mo. banc 2009)

In re the Matter of S.C. v. N.H., 382 S.W.3d 132 (Mo. App. E.D. 2012)

K.N. v. T.B., 357 S.W.3d 283 (Mo. App. E.D. 2012)

Wuebbeling v. Wuebbbeling, 574 S.W.3d 317 (Mo. App. E.D. 2019)

Hark v. Hark, 567 S.W. 671 (Mo. App. E.D. 2019)

In re C.H. v. C.W., 412 S.W.3d 375 (Mo. App. E.D. 2013)

Barden v. Barden, 546 S.W.3d 582 (Mo. App. E.D. 2018)

Truong v. Truong, 564 S.W.3d 761 (Mo. App. E.D. 2018)

J.T.V. v. M.A.L., 362 S.W.3d 28 (Mo. App. E.D. 2012)

Vishion v. Meuret, 616 S.W.3d 314 (Mo. App. E.D. 2020)

Penumacha v. Penumacha, 429 S.W.3d 471 (Mo. App. E.D. 2014)

Contact Our St. Louis County & St. Charles County Divorce Attorneys

If you are thinking about divorce, you probably have questions about how to handle your family law appeal. Call The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. today at 314-993-6300 to discuss your questions and get the answers you need about the appeal process.

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