Family Law Appeals

If you believe you have been adversely affected by an error or mistake by a trial court, you may be able to have that Order overturned by a higher court. The Attorneys at Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC are highly skilled at appellate practice. We take on a limited number of family law appellate cases at one time so that we can give our full attention and resources to your legal needs.

Appellate work is a difficult area of law to practice and it requires a high-level understanding of the family law statutes, case law, and of the rules of the Appellate Division and trial courts. Most importantly, Appellate advocacy requires excellent legal writing, reasoning skills, and oral advocacy skills.

As family law litigators, we have an intimate working knowledge of the trial courts combined with exceptional written work product which places us in the best position to see errors and mistakes and argue the same respectfully before the Appellate Courts. As with all other client matters, we will meet with you at length, review your case using our team approach, and advise you of the potential risks and rewards of proceeding. We also pride ourselves on finding other, alternative and creative, options to resolve your issues in the most effective and efficient manner possible. We truly love practicing family law and are proud of the work that we do for our clients, which means ensuring that you are satisfied with the legal services that you receive from our office.

Below are a few recent examples of family law appeals successfully argued by Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC:

Partner Joe Williams has also sought leave to argue before the New York State Court of Appeals on a landmark case regarding parentage, and submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in a case involving sexual orientation discrimination in the foster care system.

If you have questions about an Appeal, would like further information, or would like to set up a consultation appointment, please contact or (518) 436-4170.

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