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DearCustomer- The only option would be to file an appeal of the decision. Your father should have asked for a continuance at the time of trial in order to present rebuttal witnesses due to the unexpected testimony form the other side. In any case like this it is important to follow proper legal procedure.
If your Dad didn't file the proper appeals or motions he may be beyond the time limit allowed by law, usually 30 days from date of judgment. His only recourse then would be for a motion to vacate based on new evidence or that a fraud was committed upon the court due to perjury on the part of the ex.
In any event he will definitely need legal counsel if he has any hopes of getting a reversal. It is never easy to get a court decision overturned and especially if the time for an appeal has passed.
David Kennett - JD - Attorney at Law
You may have a valid suit for attorney misconduct or malpractice if your Dad's attorney did not inform him of his right to appeal. In any event you will need an attorney to assist your Dad in preparing the necessary documents to file in court. The sooner he takes action the better his chances are.
I understand and that is why you need to get a new attorney to handle all of this. If you wait too long you will not even be able to sue the first attorney. Perjury is a tough to prove in any case and the longer you wait on that the less your chances will become.
I'm not giving up or telling you to. I just know how twisted testimony can become and how liars are able to cover their tracks. If you have the proof and can get the matter before the court that's great. I have just learned during my 25+ years in this business that nothing is a sure thing when you are in court..
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