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The Michigan Family Law Appellate practice at the Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC represents clients on constitutional matters and in cases that interpret state law and in the creation of new precedents which have the result of creating new state law in Michigan. In Michigan family law appeals, there are different standards and court rules that apply, depending on the nature of the appeal and the questions presented for appellate review. Throughout the past four decades, The Law Offices of Richard S. Victor, PLLC’s creative legal analysis and their forthright pursuit of justice have been protecting clients and their families throughout all stages of the appellate process.


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Appeals in family law cases are handled after a case goes to trial and after a final order is entered by the trial court Judge. Once the Judge’s opinion is written, strict time restrictions are placed on all parties in the event they wish to appeal, or challenge the Judge’s decision. Appeals may be based on the belief that the Judge applied the incorrect standard to the law in a case; the Judge abused his or her discretion on a particular issue; made incorrect rulings in the case; or made an error that led to an unfair result that may be contrary to the laws of the State of Michigan or United States Constitution.

Transcripts from the trial court are required in order to determine whether the trial court’s record supports the appeal, and if so, the basis in the record for each issue that will be taken to the appellate court for a determination.

The Michigan family law appeals office of Richard S. Victor, PLLC has extensive experience with difficult appellate cases. In one of the most important cases in Michigan regarding the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court in a 3-0 decision; however, when Richard S. Victor, PLLC took the case to the Michigan Supreme Court for the client and arguments were ultimately heard by the Michigan Supreme Court, the Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals in a unanimous 7-0 decision.

Richard S. Victor, PLLC has been involved in many nationally known family law appeals. The creation of the “Equitable Parent Doctrine” was a result of work done by Richard S. Victor, of Richard S. Victor, PLLC, following appeals to both the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court. One of the most famous cases coming out of the state of Michigan regarding child custody issues and involving the issue of whether or not a trial court should extend constitutionally protected rights to children, went through all appellate courts in Michigan and ultimately to the United States Supreme Court. In this case, nationally known as the “Baby Jessica Case”, Richard S. Victor, PLLC's attorney Richard S. Victor represented the child and her best interests throughout the entire process.

 Appellate Attorney Oakland County

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