Once your divorce Order has been issued, that doesn’t mean the case is over. If your divorce attorney sees the trial judge has made a clear error, the law allows them to file a motion to alter, amend, or vacate the divorce decree to comply with the law. If the trial judge fails to amend the judgment an Alabama divorce appeal attorney can appeal the judgment to the five member Alabama Court of Civil Appeals and in limited circumstances even to the Alabama Supreme Court. Issues that can be appealed are numerous and include but are not limited to:
While the Court of Civil Appeals gives deference to the trial court, this discretion only goes so far. In some cases, no deference is given if the trial court improperly applied Alabama law. An experienced attorney for a divorce appeal is needed to determine your best issues for appeal. Divorce cases have been reversed by the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in instances where the trial court’s divorce decree was contrary to Alabama law. If you have recently divorced, and are unhappy with the divorce decree, act quickly. You only have a limited amount of time from the final judgment to file a notice of appeal. Contact our Birmingham divorce appeal attorneys Boles Holmes White LLC at 205-502-2000 to review your decree and discuss your appeals options.