An appeal is a request for the Court of Appeals to review a final order of the trial court in order to determine if that decision should stand or be reversed. Trial courts are afforded great discretion in family law matters, but there are circumstances where an appeal may be appropriate. A final order that conflicts with the current law is one example where it may be necessary to file an appeal.
At the trial court level, deadlines are much less stringent. At the appellate level, however, there are strict deadlines to which one must adhere. Be sure to get in touch with us in a timely matter upon receipt of a final order to determine if your case is appropriate for appeal.