Appealing a Final Divorce Decree: When & Why You May Need to Do This (Pt. 1)

While it’s no secret that some divorce cases can be bitter and drawn out, one of consolations in these cases is believing that the final divorce decree should result in a resolution and put an end to the contentious divorce disputes. Although this may be true for some couples, unfortunately, it is not always a reality for others, as some people may find that their final divorce decrees are not only unfair but that they are based on fraud, a misinterpretation of the law, etc. When this is the case, it may be a good idea to appeal a final divorce decree and get the judgment properly modified.

Because, however, there are various stipulations to appealing and modifying final divorce decrees in Colorado, in this three-part blog series, we will discuss some of the most important facts people should know about this process.

When you are ready to learn more about whether appealing a final divorce decree may be the best move for you, it’s time to contact the Denver divorce attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC. We can provide you with the professional advice you may need so you can make the best decisions for you and your family.

When fraud may have been part of a divorce proceeding, people may have grounds for appealing a final divorce decree. Contact us to find out more about filing these appeals.

When fraud may have been part of a divorce proceeding, people may have grounds for appealing a final divorce decree. Contact us to find out more about filing these appeals.

Grounds for Appealing a Final Divorce Decree

By law, people must meet certain criteria in order to have their appeals to final divorce decrees be legitimate and accepted by the courts. In other words, an appeal cannot simply be filed because you don’t like how the first court distributed the marital assets and/or debts.

Instead, at least one of the following grounds for appealing a divorce decree must apply:

  • The previous judge presiding over the divorce misused his authority or discretion.
  • The previous judge did not properly interpret or apply the law (or the appropriate procedures) to the divorce case.
  • Fraud was involved in some component of the final divorce decree. For example, fraud may involve the intentional misrepresentation of marital property during the divorce (because one party may be trying to keep more assets for him- or herself).
  • The final divorce decree is fundamentally unfair and/or was issued with biased judgment towards one party in the divorce.

We will continue this discussion in a few upcoming installments of this blog series – be sure to check them out!

Denver Divorce Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC: Experience You Can Rely On

If you need help modifying a final divorce decree – or if you are considering or preparing for divorce, the trusted Denver divorce attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC are here for you.  At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how contentious and distressing divorce can be, and we also know how to:

  • Stand up for our clients’ rights in any legal setting
  • Provide them with personalized attention and the superior legal services
  • Help them resolve their divorce cases as favorably as possible

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