Can I resubmit paperwork for a new court hearing if I didn’t like the outcome of my grandparents rights hearing?

Question:

Can I resubmit paperwork for a new court hearing if I didn’t like the outcome of my grandparents rights hearing if I hire a new attorney?

I lost my trial I had no attorney and the respondent had his attorney.

Answer:

If there has been a continuing and ongoing change of circumstances, you can file again for a new hearing on the matter.

You can not hire an attorney and try again because you didn’t do a good enough job of presenting your case and lost. You can not just hire an attorney and try again. If nothing substantial has changed, then you had your day in court and you lost.

Just trying again could make you liable for the other partie’s attorneys fees and possibly other sanctions.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consult with an attorney, but your options may be somewhat limited at this point.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC
623.218.1000
480.636.1333

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