This article is being written to conclude and recap my series on common issues which arise in Las Vegas, Nevada child custody appeals. I felt it was necessary to address this topic as appeals are complicated matters which can raise a great deal of confusion amongst parents. I also felt it was necessary to provide information which may be useful when one is selecting an attorney to assist them. One point I stressed throughout this series is that one should contact counsel immediately as appeals are time-sensitive. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I analyzed include:
- How to appeal a Las Vegas child custody case
- The question of “how often are child custody appeals won?”
- Appealing a child custody case on factual disputes
- Appealing a child custody case due to legal errors
I chose to address these topics for a number of reasons. First, there are specific rules and timeframes that apply to filing an appeal. Failing to follow these requirements can result in the Court refusing to consider an appeal altogether. It is, therefore, important for parents to understand the process. Second, while many ask how often such appeals are won, the fact of the matter is that all cases are different. The appellate court will look at each case individually. Generally speaking, appeals based on legal errors are more likely to have merit than those based on factual disagreements. Third, while factual disagreements are more difficult to appeal, there are instances in which the lower court has made a clear error. Finally, appealing a misapplication of the law can apply to both procedural mistakes as well as instances in which the Court applied the wrong standard.
Retaining counsel can assist you with moving your appeal forward. It is my experience that many people may believe that they wish to appeal a certain issue. After reviewing a case, however, it may be that the issues which the parents wished to challenge do not have merit but that there are other issues which can be raised. My office handles child custody appeals and I pride myself on providing the highest level of service. Contact my office today to speak with a Las Vegas appellate lawyer.