Can I Appeal a Family Law Decision in New York?

Can I Appeal a Family Law Decision in New York?

If you are getting divorced in New York, there are a lot of matters that will need to be determined. This can include child custody, child support, spousal support, distribution of assets, and more. If you leave these matters in the hands of the court, it is important to understand how these decisions will be made. It is important to know that you may not always agree with a judge’s decision. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce, you may be able to file an appeal. Read on to learn more about the divorce process and the appeals process.

How is Custody Determined?

When a court makes a decision about custody, they will consider the following factors:

  • Each party’s ability to provide financially for the child
  • Each party’s relationship with the child
  • Each party’s history of domestic violence and abuse
  • Each party’s mental and physical health
  • Each party’s history of drug or alcohol use
  • Each party’s work schedule and lifestyle
  • The health and age of the child
  • The preference of the child

What is Equitable Distribution? 

When the court is left to determine the outcome of a couple’s marital assets, they take several things under advisement about both spouse’s lives together and apart. This can include parts of the marriage, both parties’ personal lives, and their financial situations. Examples of this may be:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Property value
  • Yearly income
  • The established financial standard of living in the marriage
  • The terms of any existing child custody agreement

What Can be Appealed?

It is important to know that you should not appeal a decision simply because you disagree with it. You should only file an appeal after careful consideration and speaking with an experienced attorney. But, if you do decide to file an appeal, you can work to appeal most family law/divorce matters. This can include child support, child support, spousal support, distribution of assets, and more.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce, we are here to help. We will advocate for you and walk you through the process every step of the way. Reach out to speak with an experienced attorney today.

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