Do you need help seeking relief from an unfavorable ruling in a divorce, child support case or other family law matter? If a judge made a critical error that adversely impacted the outcome of your case, you may have a basis for an appeal.
Possible reasons for an appeal may include:
- Mistakes by a judge pertaining to property division, such as an incorrect characterization or division of property
- Mistakes by a judge in calculating child support, including current obligations or child support arrears
- Other critical errors where a trial judge has abused his or her discretion
To speak with an experienced family law appeals lawyer, contact Lake Toback in Chicago, Illinois. We can advise you of your rights, help you determine your best course of action and handle your appeal if you have grounds for relief.
The Appeals Process
A party may seek relief from an unfavorable ruling by a trial judge by appealing the judge's ruling. The appellate court reviews the trial court's ruling based on the clerk's record, the court reporter's record and written briefs prepared by attorneys. Appeals involve a completely different set of rules and procedures, so it is critical that you retain an experienced appellate lawyer to ensure the protection of your rights.
Appeals courts give considerable deference to the rulings of trial courts and do not reverse a trial court's rulings lightly. If a court has made an error that has significantly impacted your rights or interests, however, we encourage you to contact our firm to see if we can be of assistance.
Experienced And Respected Counsel
Our attorneys have the experience and skill to handle complex family law appeals. Senior partner Steven R. Lake and managing partner Alan J. Toback bring to each case more than 50 years of combined experience in matrimonial law.
Mr. Lake and Mr. Toback are recognized leaders in the field of family law. Each has held numerous professional organizational appointments, lectured extensively, and authored books, articles and family law treatises on divorce and family law matters.
Attorney Michael G. DiDomenico, a partner at our firm, is also an experienced appellate lawyer. He is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association. He has argued and presented cases to the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. As a client of Lake Toback, you can be confident that your appeal will be handled with the highest degree of competence and care.
Contact Our Illinois Divorce Appeals Attorneys
Lake Toback is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop. Our office is five blocks west of Lake Shore Drive and ten blocks east of I-90/94, at the southeast corner of Washington and Dearborn streets. To speak with a Chicago family law appeals lawyer at Lake Toback, call 312-288-8985 or contact us by email.