An appeal may be necessary, if after a trial in your case, you received an unfavorable decision from the judge. The purpose of filing an appeal is to challenge the trial court’s decision by asking a higher court to reverse it. The appellate court will review the transcript from the trial as well as the documentation submitted into evidence to determine if any errors were made by the trial court. Filing an appeal is a process that is highly complex and requires a great deal of legal research, so it is necessary to consult with an attorney who has experience with family law appeals. Family law involves important decisions including custody of your children and division of your property, so if you have received an unfavorable decision in your trial, it is crucial that you consult with an attorney to see if there is any recourse to be taken with an appeal.