Asking for Reconsideration

Asking for Reconsideration – The Appeals Process

As mentioned in the previous section, it is quite rare for a judge to rule off the bench on whether or not you won the case or your spouse did. Depending on how your case was presented and the arguments made, you may find that there is no legal reason to rule in the other party’s favor. In this case, you can contest the decision by going through the appeal process.

The appeal process goes through higher courts which are called appellate courts. In the process of appeal, you may or may not have to go through another trial and you will find that appeals can take a relatively long time in order to complete. Since appeals are also quite expensive, you may also find that you need a lot of cash on hand in order to be able to continue the process. If however you feel that the additional money is worth it then you should talk to your lawyer to get advice on whether or not they think you should go through the appeal process or not.

One thing that you will have to be prepared for and understand when it comes to the appeal process is that it doesn’t really make a difference on the current ruling. At the end of the day, any rulings which were made by the judge will still take effect, even for the meantime. This means you will have to wait for a ruling from the appeal court before any changes to the current ruling occur. At the same time, you should take note that the appeal courts can take quite a long time to hear out your case and you won’t even be sure in these cases of whether or not you will have to go through a separate trial or not.

Because of the obvious advantages and disadvantages, you will realize that the process has to be relatively sound and you have to make sure that you weigh out your options before going into the appeal process.