Should I Appeal My Case?


If you are unhappy with a Utah judge’s decision in your case, you have a right to appeal. An attorney can help evaluate whether there are good grounds on which to base your case. Unfortunately, having good grounds to appeal does not necessarily mean that it is the best decision. You must consider whether an appeal would serve your interests.

Possible Factors:

Cost will be one of the big factors. Depending on the type of case and the matters at issue, pursuing an appeal with an attorney’s assistance can cost several thousand dollars. If you are appealing a $2,500 dollar judgment against you, there is a risk you will pay more to continue than the judgment is worth. On the other hand, if you are fighting a $100,000 judgment or an alimony award that requires you to pay $2,000 per month for several years, an appeal may be a good investment—if your appellate attorney feels you have a decent chance of winning.

There may be other factors that help you decide whether to move forward, but many of them will be unique to you and your case. In addition to pursuing the appeal for you, the attorneys at Christensen Law can help you evaluate your chances and the practicalities of your situation.

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