Cleveland, OH asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Ohio

Q: IF I PREPARE THE BRIEF WRONG, OR DO NOT FILE A BRIEF WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO GO TO THE NEXT STEP IN THR APPEALS PROCESS?

I HAVE TO WRITE, AND FILE A BRIEF AFTER FILING A NOTICE OF AN APPEAL. I FILED THE NOTICE OF APPEAL AFTER THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE, AND THE REGULAR JUDGE RULED AGAINST ME CONCERNING A MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY AND VISITATION THAT I FILED.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: There is a specific process and time limit for filing an appeal. If not done properly, then the opportunity for appeal is lost. Since a magistrate and judge have both ruled against you, without an attorney to assist you with an appeal, a successful appeal would be difficult. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney, or check with any local legal assistance clinics, legal aid, or law school legal clinics.

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