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A Trial Attorney's Guide on Advising the Family Law Client When Not to Appeal

There are many reasons as to why a family law client might want to appeal, and there are just as many reasons for them not to appeal. This white paper includes our top 10 reasons not to appeal and will help trial attorneys increase the chances that their client will be one of the 15% of family law appellate victories.


What to Tell Your Client Who Wants to Immediately Appeal an Unfavorable Ruling

We have all had a client who thinks everything is an emergency. But sometimes there are court rulings that require emergency or immediate relief from a higher court. This white paper will help you determine what cases classify as an emergency, what you need so your client can appeal and when your client can expect a decision.


Tips for the Trial Attorney Working on a Change of Domicile or Change of School Motion

Change of domicile and change of school requests can be tricky, and no matter how early the process begins, sometimes these motions and hearings are delayed so that decisions on school and domicile changes are being made just before the school year starts -- and many times even after. In this white paper you will find our 6 tips for family law attorneys who are presenting or responding to domicile or school change motions.


Why Your Family Law Clients Still Need you as Trial Counsel After They Hire an Appellate At tourney

Even once the client retains appellate counsel, the need for trial counsel continues, and the willingness of trial counsel to stay involved with the case is important for the long-term health and welfare of the family law matter! Here are the top 5 reasons why the client (and appellate attorney) still need you on the case.


The Top 8 Things That Confuse and Surprise Clients About Appeals

Like many things regarding the law, appeals are not always black and white, and there are a lot of different aspects of the appellate process that can confuse and surprise clients. If you are an attorney, then check out this white paper and be one step ahead of your clients!



  • Child Custody
  • Parenting Time
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Change of Domicile
  • Change of School
  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Revocation of Paternity
  • Parental Kidnapping
  • Attorney Fees