Equitable Distribution Appeals

Equitable Distribution Appeals Lawyer in Long Island

Nassau County Divorce Appeal Attorney

Divorce can be a complicated matter. Two people who have built a life together decide to separate and consequently divide the life they have made for themselves. While the equitable distribution process in New York has been designed with intention of created a fair and balanced division of assets, not every settlement is mutually satisfying. While appealing divorce orders are possible, the process becomes more complex once the divorce has been finalized.

If you are unsatisfied with the way the direction your divorce is taking, you should speak up as soon as possible. While the divorce is still being processed, your divorce attorney can dispute a decision of the court. In some cases, people are dissatisfied with the finalization of their divorce and wonder whether there is a way to appeal a divorce settlement. The good news is that an appeal may be possible, but only with the assistance of an effective Nassau County divorce attorney.

In order to appeal a divorce order or judgment, an individual in New York has 30 days from the date that the decision was issued to appeal it. Since the divorce was finalized by a trial judge, there must be a legal reason or error in order to file an appeal. In the appeal, new evidence cannot be submitted in order to modify the order, but if the judge did make an error in the decision or used inappropriate evidence, these facts can be brought up.

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An appeal involving equitable distribution can be difficult because the motive and intention of the appellant are likely to be challenged. It is a very real possibility, however, that your dissatisfaction is valid and that the order was flawed in some way. If you are wondering whether to appeal an order of equitable distribution, contact a divorce lawyer as soon as possible. The time frame is narrow, and speaking with a legal professional can help you understand whether filing an appeal is the right thing to do.

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