Family Law Appeals

Family Law Appeals

Family Law and Divorce Appeals

Few, if any, firms in Florida can match our experience and expertise in handling family law appeals. William S. Graessle, the most senior board certified appellate specialist in Jacksonville, has personally handled over 100 family law and divorce appeals throughout his nearly thirty year career. Our expertise in family law appeals has led to these types of appeals becoming a rapidly growing part of our practice. We understand the seriousness of family law proceedings and the lasting impact a circuit court’s ruling may have on your life. If you are dissatisfied with the circuit court’s decision, or the opposing side has filed an appeal, we can discuss and handle all aspects of the appellate proceeding.

We Handle All Types of Family Law Appeals

We represent individuals in all aspects and types of family law and divorce appeals. We have substantial experience in appeals regarding the classification and valuation of  marital assets (property), child timesharing (including child relocation issues), child support, spousal support (alimony), imputation of income, attorney’s fees, the disqualification of trial judges and injunctions (restraining orders) against domestic violence, stalking violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, and dating violence, as well as cases involving the enforcement and modification of existing trial court orders.

We are also experienced in original proceedings in Florida’s appellate courts and have filed petitions for Writs of Certiorari, Writs of Prohibition, Writs of Mandamus, and Writs of Habeas Corpus on behalf of family law clients.

There are strict deadlines governing the time you have to appeal trial court rulings, so it is imperative to immediately contact an experienced appellate attorney after receiving an adverse ruling or after the opposing party has filed an appeal.

Respected by our Peers

Many of our family law appeals come as referrals from family law trial lawyers who have clients in need of an experienced appellate specialist. Many firms exclusively refer to us all of their family law appellate matters.  We have also represented lawyers and public officials who find themselves in difficult family law situations. We appreciate the respect of our peers. Their confidence in our abilities is the highest form of professional compliment.

Family Law Trial Support

We also often consult with and offer trial support to family law attorneys and their clients on potential appellate issues that may arise before and during trial.


Contact Us

E-mail or call 904-353-6333 to schedule an initial consultation.