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This video features Jimmy Vaught, a Family Law attorney based in Texas.
Can a parent in Texas appeal a child custody ruling, and when? Let's ask ask Austin lawyer Jimmy Vaught for this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.
Anybody can appeal anything. Basically if they want to... They can appeal a child custody determination. Now they're more difficult because as far as child custody decisions, the trial judge has really a huge amount of discretion. And so when you appeal a child custody decision by a trial judge, you have to show that the judge has abused his or her discretion, which... Which can be pretty difficult to do. But it can be done.
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