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Dear Customer, so long as the petitioner is following the proper procedure, they have a right to appeal a lower court decision. You will need to find an attorney, or prepare yourself to defend the appeal. There is a strict deadline on filing an appeal. You do not identify which state you are in, but by way of example, California has a 60 day deadline to file an appeal. If you do not file within this time, the Court loses jurisdiction and you can no longer appeal your case.
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I am in Florida.I'm hoping it is a 30 day period.
My question is... is there a period of time when the court examines the petitioners argument and trial transcript before moving forward? Can the court deem the appeal is invalid before going to trial? Also, is there a period of time when the court is reviewing trial transcripts where I do not need representation? If our divorce was a 2 day trial, does that make the appeal process a trial as well?
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To clarify what you mentioned earlier regarding the timeline of the filing of an appeal, are these days business days or calendar days? The final Judgment was issued on May 21 and the appeal was filed on June 28.
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