Family Law Appeals

Hire a Family Appeals Lawyer in Toronto

If you have received a trial court decision in a family law matter and don’t feel that the outcome was fair or right, it is best to consult an appellate lawyer to determine your next steps. 

Family court decisions can have a significant impact on you and your family’s well-being. If you disagree with the court’s ruling in your family law case and feel that you may have grounds to appeal, an appellate lawyer can provide assistance.

The vast majority of litigants get only one chance at an appeal. It is essential to do it right. So, it makes sense to hire an appeals lawyer like Allan, who is immersed in appellate practice, is familiar with the unique role played by appellate courts, is meticulous in legal research and is skilled in legal writing and oral advocacy.

Allan Rouben is a highly regarded appellate practitioner who over more than thirty years of practice, has appeared regularly in appellate courts on important and challenging cases. By retaining his services, you will benefit from his wealth of experience handling appeals in the Court of Appeal for Ontario, many of them on issues of importance for the administration of justice in Ontario.

With over three decades of experience, Allan is prepared to take your case to the appellate court to get the justice your case deserves. 

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Allan is available for a no-cost consultation to better understand your legal needs, and to provide guidance on the best next steps.

When To Proceed With a Family Appeal

Family law appeals are fact-specific. They may concern issues of custody, access, support or the division of property. Since appeal courts show great deference to the findings of fact or remedies made by a court judge, it can be challenging to identify grounds for appeal. These are the types of questions that should be looked at in considering whether to appeal a family law case or in presenting a family law appeal:

  • did the trial judge misapprehend the evidence;
  • did the trial judge fail to appreciate the significance of relevant evidence; 
  • did the trial judge misapply a legal standard, such as the best interests of the child;
  • did the trial judge conduct the trial in a manner that was procedurally fair; 
  • do the reasons of the trial judge adequately explain the reasoning process.

Since family law appeals are so fact-specific, the appeal lawyer must review the evidence carefully and select one or two points that have the potential for a successful appeal. This requires experience, discipline and objectivity.

Testimonials For A Family Appellate Lawyer You Can Trust

“As appeal counsel, Allan worked hard to master the complicated facts and law of an unusual and difficult case, producing good results for clients. He stayed cool under fire as a well-prepared and experienced advocate.”

“I would highly recommend Allan to assist with any files that end up at an appeal. I have had the pleasure of working with Allan over the past few years and I have found his skill and preparedness top notch.”

“Allan has displayed the ability to reduce complex matters to their essential terms and advance the most persuasive approach to the issues. I think very highly of Allan’s appellate skills and would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

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