Bethlehem Family Law Appeals Attorney
A divorce is much more than ending a marriage. Child custody, child and spousal support, and distribution of property are all issues that, if not agreed upon, are decided by a family court judge – and sometimes the judge gets it wrong.
Are you or your family negatively impacted by a family court decision? We can help you appeal that decision. Todd Mosser and his team have over twenty years of experience handling family law appeals in Bethlehem, PA. Contact us at (215) 567-1220 to discuss your case.
How Long Does a Family Law Appeal Take in Bethlehem, PA?
First, you must file your Notice of Appeal within 30 days of the court’s determination. After that, the timeline depends greatly upon what you are appealing and the court’s docket. Child custody appeals will be heard more quickly than others, but may take as long as eight months to resolve. Other types of family law appeals may take as long as a year to be decided.
What if My PA Family Law Appeal Fails?
If you lose your initial appeal, we can help you file a motion to have your case reviewed by a larger group of the appellate court’s judges. This is called an en banc appeal because the entire bench, not just three judges, will hear your case.
How Many Times Can I Appeal My Bethlehem Family Law Case?
If your en banc appeal fails, you have one more shot – we can help you petition The Pennsylvania Supreme Court to hear your case. If our state’s highest Court approves your petition, each side files briefs and oral argument before the high Court is scheduled. After oral argument the Court decides your appeal and issues a majority opinion. The Court may also issue concurring and dissenting opinions.
Contact Our Bethlehem Family Law Appeal Attorneys
Todd Mosser and his team have helped many clients in Bethlehem appeal unfavorable family court decisions. Call Mosser Legal to get the result that you and your family deserve.