Representation in New York Family Court
As highly-skilled attorneys who focus on positive results, we look to resolve matrimonial and family law cases as quickly as possible without going to trial. If a settlement or agreement regarding child custody, visitation, child support, property division and alimony is unable to be reached, the next step is usually to go before a judge. While a divorce trial is different from a divorce hearing, hearings can happen throughout the divorce process to make temporary arrangements until the divorce is finalized. When a divorce does go to trial, you’ll need to attend hearings in order for the judge to make decisions.
These trials can be complicated and are compounded by emotional stress. The Quatela Chimeri trial attorneys will fully prepare you for the many steps that lead to a trial and everything you should be aware of throughout. Well-informed of the inner workings of courtrooms and the judges, our in-court abilities distinguish us from others. .
Appellate Attorneys for Family Law
If your divorce or family law matter is unable to be resolved via a settlement, a Judge of the Supreme or Family Court will decide the issues based on applicable law and the facts of your case. Often, one or both parties are displeased with the result, as Judges have many cases on their docket and sometimes do not absorb every fact that is important to their decision, and those mistakes may have long-term effects on your life, even when your case is presented correctly in written papers or court proceedings. In most circumstances, an aggrieved party has a right to appeal, that is, the party unhappy with the result may present the case and any perceived error in the motion or trial decision to a higher Court known as the Appellate Division. This Court exists primarily for the purpose of reviewing the record that was in front of the original judge and is then charged with the responsibility of determining if a proper decision was rendered. Many decisions are changed or modified by the Appellate Division, and others are “affirmed,” meaning that the Appeals court upholds the original Judge’s decision.
When considering an appeal, it is crucial that you retain a seasoned attorney with detailed knowledge of the appellate process and extensive experience in the Appeals courts. Quatela Chimeri has an outstanding record of success in the Appellate Division, both when working to overturn an erroneous decision and when defending a fair result from a judge. Our team of accomplished attorneys handles all aspects of the appeal from start to finish, including compiling and preparing the necessary papers to be presented on your case, meticulously conducting research, preparing legal briefs, and providing zealous oral advocacy needed in court.
Led by Christopher J. Chimeri, our appellate team are zealous and reputable appellate advocates, providing quality representation whether you are attempting to reverse an unjust decision or defending that which is fair and reasonable. Coupled with extensive knowledge of appellate practice and procedure, our aggressive and detail-oriented approach to your appeal will maximize your chances of success in the Appellate Division.
Our attorneys are known for taking difficult and complicated cases and have a proven track record of obtaining immediate relief from the Appeals Courts in emergency circumstances. In one instance, our office was consulted and retained at 11:00 a.m., and by 4:00 p.m. that same day, we successfully obtained an injunction preventing the terms of an unjust and unconstitutional court order from being implemented to the detriment of a family’s children.
Choosing the right Appellate Attorney is important. Why not choose the appeals lawyer that other lawyers use? Many divorce and family court trial attorneys often engage us to assist in representing clients and attorneys themselves in the highly specialized field of appeals from court orders in Family and Divorce law.
Pursuant to Court rules, time to appeal or respond to an adversary’s appeal is limited by law, so call Quatela Chimeri to speak with an Appellate Attorney for a no-obligation consultation and review of your appellate matter today