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Tampa Divorce Appeal Attorney

Divorces in Florida can be incredibly complicated, and it is relatively common for either of the spouses involved in the case to take issue with one of the court’s findings or to be angry about a judge’s specific ruling in terms of property division, child custody, or another matter. Once you have gone through a divorce case in Florida, you might disagree with the judge’s ruling on one or more issues. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you could be able to appeal. Appeals can be based on concerns about errors made during the divorce process, fraud, and other issues. It is important to know that divorce appeals are complex, and you should have a lawyer on your side if you plan to appeal. Contact our experienced Tampa divorce appeal attorney today to learn more about appealing your divorce decision.

Understanding Divorce Appeal in Tampa

During a contested divorce case, the court must make decisions about various issues concerning the spouses and their relation to one another, their property, and their rights and responsibilities as parents. For a wide variety of reasons, mistakes can be made during the divorce process, or an outcome might be significantly different from what you had expected. In some cases, an appeal may be possible.

In order to appeal and to have the original judgment overturned, you will need to have a reason to appeal. To be clear, you cannot simply appeal because you are angry with the outcome. To appeal, you will need to work with an attorney to show that there is a valid reason for the legal issue to be reconsidered. Some reasons that are frequently cited include but are not limited to:

  • Judge made a legal error;
  • Your ex hid or concealed marital property;
  • Your ex engaged in fraud during the divorce process; or
  • You have new information that would have resulted in a different outcome had it been heard.

Options for Divorce Appeals in Tampa

What are the different types of divorce appeals in Tampa? There are four general ways of appeal, and your options will depend upon the facts of your case. Those types of appeals include:

  • Traditional or standard appeal (for cases in which the appeal is based on a judge’s error). This type of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date of your divorce decision. It is the most common type of appeal.
  • Notice of Exception to the Report (for cases heard by a general magistrate). This type of appeal usually must be filed within 10 days from the date of the magistrate’s report.
  • Motion for Rehearing (for various kinds of errors in the divorce case). This type of appeal means that you are asking for your case to be reheard entirely.
  • Motion for Relief from Judgment (usually for cases involving fraud by your ex). This kind of appeal asks for the divorce judgment to be set aside. A Motion for Relief usually must be filed within 30 days from the date of the divorce judgment.

Contact The Law Office of Laura A. Olson, P.A. Today

If you have questions or concerns about a divorce appeal, or if you need assistance with a divorce appeal, you should get in touch with a lawyer who can assist you. The advocates at The Law Office of Laura A. Olson, P.A. can talk with you today about your case and can discuss options with you for appeal. Contact our experienced Tampa divorce appeal attorney to learn more about the services we provide to clients in the Tampa area.

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