Colorado Springs, CO asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Oklahoma

Q: How should a response to an appeal look like? What information should be included?

Judge ruled in my favor to have my child returned to me but state is appealing.

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Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
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  • Baltimore, MD

A: First, I am not an Oklahoma attorney. That being said, I suppose you are the "Appellee" so you must file a brief as the Appellee. Usually, the deadline for filing that brief is 30 days from the Appellant's brief (in this case, the State). And you should be sent a copy of the Appellant 's brief, as soon as it is filed. But check your appellate rules because there might be a compressed deadline in these types of cases. Also, check you appellate rules on what the Appellee's brief should contain--it generally is: statement of the case, issues presented, statement of the facts, summary of the argument, argument, and conclusion. But I suggest again, check the OK (or relevant) appellate rules.

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