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Taking Your Appeal As Far As Possible

Last updated on June 11, 2024

Do you need help seeking relief from an unfavorable ruling in a divorce, child support case or another family law matter? If a judge made a critical error that adversely impacted the outcome of your case, you may have a basis for an appeal.

Possible reasons for an appeal may include:

  • Mistakes by a judge pertaining to property division, such as an incorrect characterization or division of property
  • Mistakes by a judge in calculating child support, including current obligations or child support arrears
  • Other critical errors where a trial judge has abused his or her discretion

To speak with an experienced family law appeals lawyer, contact Lake Toback DiDomenico in Chicago. We can advise you of your rights, help you determine your best course of action and handle your appeal if you have grounds for relief.

The Appeals Process

A party may seek relief from an unfavorable ruling by a trial judge by appealing the judge’s ruling. The appellate court reviews the trial court’s ruling based on the clerk’s record, the court reporter’s record and written briefs prepared by attorneys. Appeals involve a completely different set of rules and procedures, so it is critical that you retain an experienced appellate lawyer to ensure the protection of your rights.

Appeals courts give considerable deference to the rulings of trial courts and do not reverse a trial court’s rulings lightly. If a court has made an error that has significantly impacted your rights or interests, however, we encourage you to contact our firm to see if we can be of assistance.

Turn To Our Experienced, Respected Team

Our attorneys have the experience and skill to handle complex family law appeals. Partner attorneys Steven R. Lake, Michael DiDomenico and Sean Hamann bring several decades of combined experience in law. They are recognized leaders in the field of family law.

Attorney Michael G. DiDomenico, a partner at our firm, is also an experienced appellate lawyer. He is a member of the Appellate Lawyers Association. He has argued and presented cases to the Illinois Supreme, Appellate and Circuit Courts. As a client of Lake Toback DiDomenico, you can be confident that your appeal will be handled with the highest degree of competence and care.

Contact An Appeals Attorney As Soon As Possible

Lake Toback DiDomenico is located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. Our office is five blocks west of Lake Shore Drive and ten blocks east of I-90/94, at the southeast corner of Washington and Dearborn streets. To contact our attorneys at Lake Toback DiDomenico, call 312-288-8985 or contact us by email.