Chesterfield Post-Trial Motions Attorneys
Unhappy with the Outcome of Your Family Law Case?
Do you believe that a mistake was made in your divorce or family law case, a mistake that led to an outcome you cannot accept? Through the process of appeals and post-trial motions, you could get the results you expected in the first place. At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., we handle appeals and post-trial motions for clients in Chesterfield, St. Louis, and throughout Missouri.
To discuss your case with a Chesterfield post-trial motions lawyer, call us at (636) 590-4864 or send us an e-mail.
Post-trial motions are used to amend final judgements. They are filed after a verdict has been reached with the trial court, not with the court of appeals. Most states have limitations on the types of motions and the timeframe in which they are filed.
Judges Do Make Mistakes
While it is rare, Missouri’s esteemed family law judges do make mistakes. For example, when a case involves a dispute over child support, the judge is required to do a separate child support calculation. Another example is in child custody disputes. Judges are required to present findings in certain circumstances describing what was considered and why the ruling was made. If a judge does not do something that is required, it can be the basis of an appeal or post-trial motion.
Appeals and post-trial motions are a complex area of the law. In fact, this area has recently grown more complex. Now, motions for new trial and motions to amend judgments must include a comprehensive list of all issues that the court of appeals is being requested to review. If something is missed, it will not be reviewed, hindering the strength of the case.
With 35 years of experience on our side, we understand the importance of thorough preparation. We will scour the transcript and any other relevant documents to find indication of errors. In order to move forward, there must be indication of a true legal error—rulings by the judge that, as a matter of law, are incorrect. If a matter is discretionary, an appeal will not be successful. There has to be evidence of a judge misapplying the law. If there is such evidence, we can find it and use it to build an appeal on your behalf.
We are prepared to use our decades of appellate and family law experience to benefit you. Send us an e-mail or call us at (636) 590-4864 for a consultation with one of our Chesterfield family law appeals attorneys.