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Can You Appeal Your Florida Divorce Judgment?

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Can You Appeal Your Florida Divorce Judgment?

Going through the divorce process can be stressful and emotional, and it can be even more challenging when you don’t get the results that you were hoping for. In the state of Florida, you can appeal all criminal and civil court rulings, which means that you can appeal a divorce judgment. However, there are specific rules that govern the appeal process. Could you appeal your divorce judgment in Florida? How can you go about the process?

Can You Appeal Your Florida Divorce Judgment?

There are four different reasons that you can appeal your Florida divorce judgment:

  1. New evidence that might influence the outcome
  2. Fraud
  3. Legal mistakes by the judge or court
  4. Concealment of assets

For your divorce judgment to be brought back before the court, you need to make sure that you have a compelling case and concrete evidence to present. The court takes appeals very seriously, so you cannot apply for an appeal to your divorce simply because you are not happy with the outcome of the case.

How Do You Request an Appeal?

The Chesnutt Law Firm can help with the divorce judgment appeal process. If you want to seek an appeal, you must first file a notice of appeal with the court within 30 days of the ruling. The notice will then be passed on to the District Court of Appeals for your area. You will be responsible for getting a copy of the transcript of the case from the court reporter within 10 days of filing your notice of appeal. Next, our legal team will take care of preparing the brief that will be given to the court and served to your ex-spouse within 70 days of the filing date. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the court will determine whether or not you have a strong argument. The judge can choose to overturn the initial ruling, agree with the initial ruling that you are appealing to even forward the case back to the trial court for an entirely new ruling. Let us help you get what you deserve and avoid what you don’t through your divorce judgment.

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