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So You Want to File a Family Law Appeal?

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: April 18, 2019
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  • Distinguish and review all potential options to an appeal
  • Identify and recognize when an appeal is the only option for a client
  • Explain the mechanics of appellate procedure
  • Formulate effective and successful appellate written and oral arguments
  • Examine the aftermath of an appeal in procedure an din substance for the client
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: April 18, 2019


Join our distinguished attorney Matthew P. Barach as he discusses the appellate process from a family law perspective. Have you ever wanted to file an appeal of a family law case, but you were just not sure as to how? Attorney Barach will navigate the appellate process with topics, such as when an appeal should and should not be filed and the nuts and bolts of the appellate process from A-Z including ethical considerations.

This program was recorded on April 18th, 2019.

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American Bar Association
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Matthew Barach

Founder and Principal
Barach Law Group, LLC

Considered by many as “the fixer” in Massachusetts family law, Matthew P. Barach is an esteemed family law trial and appellate attorney. He is the Founder and Principal of Barach Law Group LLC, a boutique law firm dedicated to excellence in family law.

With over 20 years of family law experience, Matt regularly appears before Middlesex, Norfolk, Worcester, Suffolk and Essex County Family Law Courts. He also appears before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit of Appeals.

His prestigious career includes winning two landmark family law cases in the Commonwealth pertaining to the New Alimony Reform Act and child custody - removal of a minor child from the Commonwealth (George v George and Miller v Miller).

As the author of the legal guide, “The Family Law Guide to Appellate Practice,” published by the American Bar Association, Matt shares his family law appellate expertise with other lawyers to help them navigate this highly specialized and complex area of law.

Matt has been ranked as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Massachusetts by the American Jurist Institute, and as a Top 100 Lawyer in America by the American Society of Legal Advocates. He is also regularly granted the highest distinction on His articles have appeared in the Massachusetts Family Law Journal.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University, Matt received the H. Donaldson Jordan Prize (1992) for excellence in writing and earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Matt is an avid golfer who enjoys spending time with his wife and children at their Boston suburb home. His goal for the future? To appear before the United States Supreme Court in a family law appeal.

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