We are possessory conservators over our Grandson. We went into court on the 14th of this month, and had a psychologist with over 35 years experience rule in our favor, but the jury ruled differently. We lost our case, even to the surprise of everyone involved. We are considering appealing the case, but don't know how much merit we would have. So much of the evidence wasn't even brought forward, and we're wondering if this can be produced at the appeal? It would still be within the last final order date. We're just wondering how often these type cases are overturned, and whether or not we should go forward with this or not? We're not happy knowing our Grandson isn't getting what's in his best interest - like denied speech therapy, and medical needs! Please let me hear from you.
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The appellate record needs to be examined because what is in the record already sets the stage for what can be done next. The answer to your question may take several hours of legal research. You do not state what the outcome was. Who got custody? Why? And to decide what the next step will be needs to be really fast because the appeal deadline clock is running and 12 days have already passed since the court session you mention.
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Because this matter is so important you should really get a lawyer.
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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot see your documents. You need a lawyer. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.
Good luck to you.
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In Texas, the appellate timelines move quickly. You should speak to an attorney or someone with knowledge of the legal deadlines quickly because of the entry of an order. You also may still be within the deadline to ask the trial judge to reconsider his ruling.