What Is an Appeal?

The first level of court is called “trial” court, or the Maryland Circuit Courts. These courts decide most divorce and family law matters. But, if the decision at trial is unfavorable to one or both parties, an appeal can be made to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. In an appeal, you can attempt to have a “second look” at what you feel was a wrong decision, like losing primary custody of your kids.

Why Hire James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates in Baltimore, MD?

As attorneys, we have been representing people in Baltimore and throughout Maryland since 1992. We have the experience and the know-how to bring your case to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, working to reverse an unfavorable family law decision made at trial. Call us at 443.701.4322 or send us an email for a free consultation.

Why Pursue (or Defend) an Appeal?

While not every case should be appealed, the reality is that major issues get decided at trial – like child custody – and divorce decrees and other court orders don’t always do the best job of protecting a person’s interests.

Pursuing an appeal. You may want to pursue an appeal if you lost primary custody of your children, for example, or you believe an issue of marital property was incorrectly decided. Defending an appeal. If you “won” at trial, you may face an appeal from the other side. This doesn’t mean that you will lose the next time around, but it does mean you have to respond to protect your rights.

With experience in nearly every courtroom in the state of Maryland, we are lawyers who understand Maryland appellate practice.

Contact Us

For a free consultation with a family law attorney, contact us online or call 443.701.4322. Whether you need to appeal an unfavorable family law decision or defend yourself against an appeal, we’ll do all we can to advocate for you in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.