Family Law and Related Appeals

Appellate law differs from other types of litigation as the record is restricted to what was already presented at trial. When an appellate lawyer engages in an appeal interstate or federal , he or she is asking a higher court to review a decision of a lower trial court or appellate court. An appeals attorney must be well-versed in the appellate practices in the state or federal district in which a client’s case was tried because each state may exhibit subtle differences in appealate law.

As it is sometimes necessary to engage the services of an appellate lawyer after a decision is rendered in a case involving international family law and custody/divorce, the Hague Convention, Uniform Interstate Support Act (“UIFSA”), The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”),  custody, divorce, spousal and/or child support, equitable distribution, criminal and/or civil matters, Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can serve as appellate attorneys in cases in all areas of international and domestic family law, including the Hague Convention.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC represents clients ranging from individuals, families, children, corporations, partnerships, and trade associations. We are skilled in many areas of litigation, including the Hague Convention, international and domestic jurisdictional issues, international family, divorce, corporate, finance, intellectual property, commercial, business and real estate disputes, and products liability actions. It is in a client’s interest to have experienced appellate counsel involved at various stages in the process, including initial evaluation and dispositive motion practice. We help clients achieve significant benefits associated with appeals.

Adhering to the specific rules regarding civil litigation as it applies to the appellate court requires a strong body of knowledge of State and Federal procedures and practices, and with over a century of combined experience, Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can provide expert aid for the decisions of  the appellate court.

The Appellate Division of the Superior Court in New Jersey decides upwards of 7,500 motions and 7,000 appeals each year, though some appeals are identified by the Civil Appeals Settlement Program (CASP) as appeals that could undergo settlement. Experienced in civil appeals,  Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC can provide expert counsel as appeal lawyers and the appellate process.

Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC, handles appeals in both the State and Federal Courts. We have been admitted to United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Vermont.  Attorney(s) are admitted to the Federal Appeals Courts of the following states: New Jersey, New York, District of Colombia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Vermont, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginian Islands, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, District of Guam, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, and the United States Supreme Court.

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