Appellate cases arise after a marital divorce has already been litigated and one party seeks to challenge part or all of the trial court’s orders to a higher court. Appeals are a nuanced area of law with different rules and procedures than trial court proceedings. Appellate cases are not an opportunity to retry a case, but rather a mechanism to challenge a perceived inequity in the trial court’s ruling. Appeals require skilled attorneys with an intricate understanding of the appellate rules and procedures and the experience to utilize those rules to the client’s benefit.

Our Family Law Practice attorneys have a robust and successful track record of prosecuting and defending appeals in the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court. Our accomplished matrimonial appellate team has effectively argued precedent-setting cases in the areas of custody, property distribution, proper treatment of deferred compensation and retirement benefits, support orders, custodial parent relocation, pre and postnuptial agreements, fiduciary duty, depletion of marital assets, and post-judgment modification.

Early identification and retention of appellate counsel is important in complex cases.  Trial counsel should be thinking about an appeal even before they try a case. Our appellate attorneys' experience and skill makes us an invaluable resource.

Since 2015, our matrimonial appellate attorneys have successfully argued 18 appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts. Our extensive experience handling appeals also provides us with the insight to identify possible appellate issues early in litigation and present the case that preserves the greatest chance of success on appeal.   Our appellate attorneys work to provide our clients with every opportunity to achieve the equitable and optimal results that they deserve.

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Pullman & Comley Family Law attorneys attorneys Jon T. Kukucka and Kelly A. Scott help answer the most frequently asked questions about divorce, child custody and pre- and post nuptial agreements.

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