Challenge Family Law Court Orders in Portugal

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Christopher Hobbs
06 Feb 2024

Service Details

Challenge Family Law Court Orders

This service is available across Portugal

Who Is This Service For?

  • This service is designed for individuals in Portugal who seek to contest a decision made by a family law court. 
  • It is particularly relevant for those who believe the court's decision was incorrect, unjust, or has been affected by new evidence or changes in circumstances.
Who Is This Service For?


  • To contest a family court decision in Portugal, the individual must have grounds such as new evidence, procedural errors, or significant changes in circumstances since the original decision. 
  • The appeal is typically available only if the decision was directly unfavourable to the individual or if they were directly and effectively prejudiced by the decision.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Initial Assessment: We begin by evaluating your case and the decision you wish to contest.
  2. Filing an Appeal: If eligible, we assist in filing an appeal with the appropriate court, which may be the Tribunal da Relação (Court of Appeal) or the Supremo Tribunal de Justiça (Supreme Court of Justice), depending on the case value.
  3. Court Representation: We provide legal representation and advice throughout the appeal process.
  4. Review and Decision: The appeal is reviewed by the higher court, which then issues a decision on the case.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • In-depth Legal Knowledge: Our expertise in Portuguese family law ensures a comprehensive understanding of the legal process.
  • Strategic Legal Support: We offer personalized legal strategies tailored to your specific case.
  • Navigating Complex Procedures: Our team guides you through the complexities of the Portuguese judicial system.
  • Representation in Higher Courts: We represent your interests in higher courts if the case warrants an appeal.
Advantages of this Service

Key Elements of this Service

  • Detailed case evaluation and strategic planning.
  • Assistance with filing appeals and handling legal documentation.
  • Representation in higher courts, including the Tribunal da Relação and the Supremo Tribunal de Justiça.
  • Ongoing legal support and advice throughout the appeal process.
  • This service aims to provide individuals in Portugal with the necessary legal support to contest family law court decisions, ensuring their rights are upheld and their case is presented effectively.
Key Elements of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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