Family Law Appeals

Highly contested or complex divorce cases often do not end at the district court level. Such cases may proceed to the Colorado Court of Appeals or even the Colorado Supreme Court. Family law and divorce appeals can drastically alter not only the outcome of the underlying case, but also the shape of Colorado family law.

Experience Successfully Handling Significant Appellate Cases

At Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, L.L.C., our family law appellate attorneys have extensive experience handling cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court. In fact, we have successfully handled many significant appeals that resulted in precedent-setting decisions. Our in-depth understanding of the law and superb analytical skills combined with more than 100 years of collective experience provide a strong foundation for handling complex appeals.

Our firm is dedicated exclusively to family law. Because of this narrow focus, our attorneys remain abreast of the latest legal developments in appellate cases.

We are leaders in the family law field. Our lawyers serve as leaders in professional family law organizations and bar associations, and we regularly publish articles and present lectures and seminars on family law issues. We share an unwavering commitment to professional excellence and integrity.

Pursuing and Defending Against Appeals in a Wide Range of Family Law Cases

Although many aspects of divorce and family law cases may be appealed, most appeals address errors the district court made with regard to:

  • Property division in divorce, including valuation of the property and its characterization as marital or separate
  • Parental responsibility (child custody), including best-interests-of-the-child determinations
  • Maintenance (alimony) awards
  • Child support determinations, including the grant or denial of child support modifications

In most cases, the party who is appealing faces an uphill battle in convincing the appellate judges that the district court erred. Our attorneys understand how to present compelling legal arguments, both through written briefs and at oral arguments. We also provide experienced representation for parties seeking to defend against an appeal.

Contact our Denver Metro Area Appellate Attorneys Handling all Types of Divorce and Family Law Appeals

Call Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, L.L.C. at 303-936-3300 or contact us online to learn more about our distinguished appellate practice. Our office is conveniently located in Lakewood, just minutes from downtown Denver. We represent clients throughout the state of Colorado.

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