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Orphans Court Appeal Victory

Posted on Wed Dec 11, 2019, on Estate Litigation

For Release: Attorney Glen Ridenour is again successful in an Orphans Court Appeal.

How to Contest A Will and Win

Will Contest Lawyer, Glen Ridenour.

Orphans Court Appeal, Another Victory for Attorney Ridenour.

Even judges make mistakes.

 

For example, during a Will Contest case, judges make rulings. Usually, these rulings are correct or, if incorrect, don’t affect the trial’s outcome. But, if a judge mistakenly decides to exclude an item of evidence, and the exclusion changes the cases’ outcome, you can appeal.  After a court rules on a trial, you must file your appeal quickly to avoid the statute of limitations.  If you do not, your opportunity is lost. Therefore, don’t delay bringing the mistake to a higher court, where a new set of eyes review the decision. The appeals court can fix a lower court judge’s error. Furthermore, they can fix the error and send the issue back for a new hearing.

Follow this link to read the judge’s opinion.

Appeals are Not for Everyone.

Crafting a successful appeal is not easy. It takes years of practice and an understanding of how the Appellate Court Judges make their decisions.  Filing an appeal without a well crafted brief and reasoning laid out for the judges can be a waste of time and money.  The judges can only rule on what you present, and if you give them a jumbled mess, they cannot help you.

Glen’s Background in Appeals.

Attorney Ridenour’s experience in the United States Navy JAGC, his years of work after the Navy doing appeals for Philadelphia indigent defendants, and his work with the Orphans’ Court Appeals have given him the necessary background. His string of victories, including his recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court victory, prove his skills.

The Trial Attorney Doesn’t Have to File The Appeal. You Can Hire a More Experienced Lawyer.

It is not unusual to hire an appellate attorney to file your appeal, not using the trial lawyer. Several people have hired Attorney Ridenour for Appeals work. In short, he is good at fixing a judge’s mistakes (or, sometimes, the trial attorney’s mistakes).

Timing is Everything.

You are giving only a limited time to appeal. Quick action is necessary, as assembling a quality appeal takes time. Don’t wait, as proper research and drafting take time. If you wish to appeal, contact Attorney Ridenour immediately.

More Detail.

For more detailed information about How to Contest A Will and Win, see my page “Will Contests for Non-Lawyer.”  Our Estate Litigation Attorneys focus on Estate matters. We don’t dabble in all areas where you are the “master of none.” We instead focus on this one area. 

In Conclusion: How to Win an Appeal.

I hope you found this short article about Glen’s Orphans Court Appeal helpful. I have also included some links for more detailed information. If you are curious about pursuing an Orphans Court Appeal, contact us and let our Orphans Court Appeal Lawyers help walk you through what can be a confusing process. In fact, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. 

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