Appeals

An unfavorable court decision in an adoption matter can be devastating. If you have an unfavorable final judgement or an interlocutory ruling in a Florida case, we can help. Since time limits in appeals are jurisdictional, our ability to assist is dependent on your timely retention of legal services. We can evaluate the lower court proceedings to determine if there are grounds to appeal and if there is a likelihood of success.

Attorney Susan Meisel Levin served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Gary M. Farmer (retired), Fourth District Court of Appeals and taught Legal Research and Writing at Florida State University College of Law. She has years of experience writing and editing appellate briefs that have been successfully argued before Florida, federal and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Immigration Appeals

If you have received a Request for Evidence (RFE), a Notice of Intent to Deny or Revoke (NOID/NOIR), or a Denial from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after filing a petition for an adopted child, we may be able to help. Our staff has extensive experience analyzing and petitioning for immigration benefits associated with complex international adoptions.

We will evaluate the facts of your case and your supporting documentation and give you a candid assessment of the likelihood of successfully responding to a request or contesting USCIS’s decision. In some situations, we may advise clients to accept a denial and re-file with new or additional evidence, supported by a legal letter brief. Others call for a precisely written and well-researched response or an I-290B USCIS Motion to Re-open Decision to Deny filing. We are experienced in gathering the proper to present your case in the way most likely to secure an immigration benefit for your child.

Search terms: USCIS denial, NOID, Notice of Intent to Deny, RFE, Request for Information, INS denial, INS appeal, adoption appeal, foster care appeal, termination of parental rights appeal, TPR appeal.

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