1776 S. Naperville Road
Building B, Suite 202
Wheaton, IL 60189
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DuPage County Appeals Attorneys

Appeals Lawyers Serving Clients in Wheaton, Roselle, and Lombard

The decision of a judge in a family law case can have significant consequences on an individual’s life and the life of a family. If you feel like your case was wrongly decided, it may be possible to get the decision altered on appeal. Appealing a ruling involves taking a judgment to a higher court. In Illinois, family law appeals first go to the Appellate Court of the State of Illinois.

At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we are experienced in handling appeals and arguing before the appellate court. Our attorneys are aggressive in the courtroom and will work towards the outcome you desire, exhausting every reasonable opportunity to advocate for our clients’ wishes and interests

Should You Appeal Your Family Law Judgment?

Being unhappy with the outcome of your case is a common sentiment in family law matters. It can be a challenge to find a mutually beneficial resolution to divorce, and often one or both parties may not feel satisfied with the final judgment. Unhappiness, however, is not grounds for an appeal of your judgment. Only decisions of law can be cited as grounds for appealing your judgment. For example, you may be unhappy with the amount of child support you are ordered to pay, but unless the judge failed to follow the law in making the order, an appeal would be unsuccessful.

Judges do sometimes make mistakes and abuse their discretion, however. When they do so, it is important to have an experienced appellate attorney advocating for your interests. We have the skills and knowledge to successfully appeal all types of issues, including:

If you wish to appeal a family court decision, you must do so as soon as possible. Appeals must generally be filed within 30 days of the final judgment. Our family law attorneys can advise you on the potential success of an appeal. Should there be sufficient grounds to warrant an appeal, we will provide strong advocacy throughout the appeals process. Our attorneys are skilled in researching and drafting appellate briefs as well as presenting oral arguments where necessary.

If you are interested in appealing the judgment of the court in your family law case, contact us at 630-462-9500630-462-9500 to schedule a consultation. We will go over your case and provide our experienced opinion on the possibility of a successful appeal. From our office in Wheaton, we work with clients throughout Northern Illinois, including DuPage, Cook, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.

  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Rotary of Oak Brook
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • DCBA Law Firm of the Year
    DCBA Law Firm of the Year 2011, 2013
  • Office of the States Attorney 2006-2007
    Outstanding Service to the Office of the State's Attorney 2006-2007
  • Prosecutor 2012
    Outstanding Misdemeanor Prosecutor 2012
  • AVVO Clients Choice
    Clients' Choice
  • I would highly recommend Tony Sammarco to anyone needing a divorce lawyer. He explained all my options to me and he made sure I understood the process. I am glad I had him there to help me through this difficult time.

  • Thank you doesn’t seem enough for all that Bill Stogsdill and Brett Williamson have done not only for me, but my children as well. When I first met both of these gentlemen, each presented themselves with such self-confidence. I instantly knew...

  • The Stogsdill Law Firm and I were able to obtain sole custody of my son. I am fortunate for the outcome and I am to be a father to my son. Secondly, my ex-spouse was awarded limited portion of the marital estate. Bryan Estes is more than an excellent lawyer...

  • Whenever my opinion is asked by any of my clients, friends or family regarding what law firm someone should use for their divorce my answer is always the same –The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C. The kids and I are forever indebted to Bill and his firm.

  • Bryan's ability to listen and understand my situation and then offer his advice on how we should proceed was the main reasons I hired Bryan as my attorney. That was the best decision I made, for myself and my children. Bryan helped develop action plans as well as a strategy ...

  • I wanted to thank you for your professional and respectful help with my case. Before entering your law firm, I felt as if my life might be at an end. After being greeted by your office manager, I was completely put at ease. Then after my consultation with you, I knew I was in good hands...

  • Mr. Smit has demonstrated a high degree of loyalty and trust worthiness to his work and to his associates. Justin certainly is an asset to your Law Firm, his organization skills are second to none. I have and will continue to recommend Justin ...

  • I recently made the life-altering decision of ending a 30 year marriage. While the support of family and friends was very important, I knew that choosing the right attorney was vital. In large part, my future would be determined by his legal advice and skills…

  • You've clearly established a client-focus in your office -- providing your clients with the warmth and understanding they need as they go through a very difficult time. Thank you, again, for all your help.

  • Taking that step to file for divorce was probably one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made. The process is very painful and emotionally draining. I retained Robert Boyd and Justin Smit of The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C...