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      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.

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      Which Family Law Decisions Can You Appeal in Bethlehem?

      Although you can appeal any decision of the family law judge, the appeals we most often handle include:

      Appeals from Orders Regarding Spousal Support or Alimony

      If you are paying too much in spousal support, we can help you appeal the judge’s determination. If you are not receiving enough spousal support, we can also help you appeal. Do not settle for the family court judge’s initial decision. Come in and we will discuss your options.

      Appeals from Orders Regarding Child Support

      Because child support is ongoing for as long as the child is legally entitled to it, this is by far the most common type of family law appeal we handle. Whether there is a dispute over the amount being paid in support or a dispute over whether or not a child should be emancipated, we can help.

      Appeals from Orders Regarding Child Custody

      If the child custody order does not give you enough time with your children, or, you are defending in a child custody appeal, we can help you. We know what legal standards the appellate judges are looking for and whether the facts of your case fit those standards. Put our experience to work for you and get the child custody arrangement that you know is right for your family.

      Appeals from Court Determinations Regarding Marital Property

      Determining whether items are individually-owned or marital assets has a significant impact upon equitable distribution and who gets what. If you think the judge’s determinations regarding your property were wrong, call us. We can help you.

      Appeals from the Grant or Denial of Requests for Orders under the Protection from Abuse Act in Berks County

      If the judge granted an Order under the Protection from Abuse Act, we can help you appeal. If the judge failed to grant your request for such an Order, we can help you appeal as well.

      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.

      The Family Law Appeals Process

      Every case is different, but all family law appeals in Pennsylvania begin with filing a Notice of Appeal within 30 days of the judge’s decision.

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      Types of Family Law Decisions that can be Appealed

      Any decision of a family law judge can be appealed. Determinations regarding custody, child support, spousal support, and property settlement are most commonly appealed in Pennsylvania.

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      Family Law Appeal Costs and Fees

      Court fees can be found on your county court’s website, and they increase regularly. Yoru attorney fee will depend upon the complexity of your matter and can be discussed when you come in for your consultation.

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