Possible to appeal a court ordered custody case?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Saint Paul, MN

I want to appeal a recent court ordered custody case. I felt I was misrepresented and could earn custody if I had the proper attorney. Can I appeal the decision?

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  1. Maury Devereau Beaulier

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . You may always appeal a District Court Order. You must file that appeal within 60 days after the Order has entered. The appellate process is very demanding and any error may invalidate the filing.

    For a consultation call 612.240.8005.

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  2. Christian Ryan Peterson

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Just remember that an appeal is not a chance to relit irate your case. Appeals determine whether the district court made an error of law, not whether it made the right decision Bout custody. So just because you don't think the district court made the right call doesn't mean that your appeal will be successful. The appellate court will general,y defer to the factual decisions of the district court.

    I put more information about the appeals process in the links below. You can call me at 612-223-7286 to discuss your case further.

  3. Anne Whalen Gill

    Contributor Level 13

    Answered . You cannot introduce new evidence on appeal. The concept of ineffective assistance of counsel applies only in criminal cases. If there was an error of law, such as the court did not consider mandatory factors, your appeal may be winnable.
    Good luck!

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