Court Appeal

You may have recently finished a trial, and you do not like the outcome. You might think a mistake has been made, or may think it is not fair.

In some circumstances, the Family Court’s decisions can be appealed. Some decisions can be appealed, some can’t.

To make a court appeal in the Family Court, it needs to be proven that the Court made a significant error of law or fact. Ultimately, the Court has to be convinced of this fact, and it has power to allow an appeal, or dismiss.

If you find yourself in this situation, you should not delay. If you intend to lodge an appeal in the Family Court of WA, you must do so within 28 days of the date of the orders that you are appealing against.

The pathways and consequences of an appeal can be significant, and it is advisable to discuss this in detail with an experienced family lawyer. If you need assistance, call West Family Lawyers on +61 8 9380 9111 to obtain specific advice in relation to your situation.

For more information on appeals, contact West Family Lawyers today.