Albuquerque, NM asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for New Mexico

Q: How do I file a response to an appeal?

Restraining order case. I have looked all over the court sites for a form. Not sure where to find one. I need to respond to an appeal for the ruling of a restraining order.

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Timothy Alan Provis
Timothy Alan Provis
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Port Washington, WI

A: There is no form for a response to an appeal in any state. After the notice of appeal is filed then briefs on the legal issues must be filed. The appealing party's brief is due first. If you have received such a brief, then you must file an answering brief. If you don't think you can write such a brief, you are going to need counsel. I cannot urge you too strongly to consult with experienced domestic relations appeal counsel.

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