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An Insight Into The Types of Legal Issues for Family Law Appeals

Family law in Texas is extensive, and the appeal process is no different. Any family law decision concerning child custody, property division, or child support can be appealed, although it is often a difficult process. One spouse or both spouses may seek an appeal or modification of a divorce judgment.

In family law cases, it’s not uncommon for one of the parties to be unhappy with the final decree. But in order to appeal a divorce judgment, there must be a basis for it showing that the decision made was an abuse of discretion. Appeals are time-consuming, and not every attorney is experienced in handling appeal cases. They must be filed within 30 days of the divorce decree or judgment. No new evidence will be considered, and only the evidence submitted for the district court case will be reviewed. The appellate court will verify that there was enough evidence upon which the decision was based or to determine if there was an error in the judge’s discretion.

The Law Office of Steven Benke offers experienced family law services as well as family law appeals. For the past 17 years, Steven Benke has provided his extensive family law experience and knowledge to the San Antonio, Bexar County, and the surrounding South Texas region. Not all attorneys have appellate court experience, so it’s important to choose an attorney who does. Family law has changed significantly over the past 20 years; however, the Law Office of Steven Benke is familiar not only with the changes to family law in Texas but also with the court systems in the Bexar County area. For more information on family law, please visit our website at or call and schedule a consultation today.

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