Family Law Appeals in Missouri
Despite even the best of efforts, family law cases often leave at least one party unhappy with the ultimate resolution. Fortunately, a party who feels the outcome should have been different has an available recourse – appeal to a higher court. The Missouri Constitution guarantees every family court litigant the right to appeal a decision of a circuit court to the court of appeals of the appropriate district. If the appellate court agrees with the appealing party, it can reverse the trial court or send it back to the trial court for new proceedings.
Family law involves weighty interests – custody of your children, disposition of property, support of children or spouses. In reaching a decision on these interests, the trial court can make a mistake, either with regard to the facts or to the law. To determine whether any such mistake has merit on an appeal, you need to consult with an experienced appellate lawyer.
Not many lawyers have handled an appeal; fewer still have handled multiple appeals involving family law issues in both state and federal courts of appeal. At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have over fifty years of combined appellate experience. We have 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 the knowledge and experience to successfully prepare the briefs in your case and orally argue your claims before judges with high expectations. If you choose The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., you will have the advantage of a skilled appellate lawyer working for you.
We represent on appeal individuals in a variety of family law matters, including:
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody
- Spousal Support (Maintenance)
- Child Support
- Marital Property Division
- Post-Divorce Modification
- Post-Divorce Enforcement (Contempt)
- Custodial Parent Relocation
- Orders of Protection (Retraining Orders)
- Military Divorce
- International Child Abduction
- Stepparent Adoption
Time to Act
Time is of the essence. As soon as you select The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to represent you, we will immediately put our considerable experience and resources to work on your case. The sooner we can review the necessary information, the sooner we can formulate a strategy for your unique circumstances, helping to insure the best possible outcome.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
Send us an email or call us at 314-993-6300 for an initial consultation with one of our experienced St. Louis family law attorneys.