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The judge denied my motion for rehearing and disposed of the case. what are my options now?

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Well I can give my case number ***** he/she can overlook the case would that help?

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Family Lawyer: RayAnswers, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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A family law litigant has 30 days from the final judgment to file a notice of appeal. (A few non-final orders can also be appealed, but for the sake of brevity, we will only consider final judgments). For example, if you are not happy about how the trial judge ruled in your divorce trial, you must file the aforementioned notice no later than 30 days after the signed final judgment is issued. If you fail to timely file this notice, you waive the right to appeal forever.

Within 70 days after filing that notice, the appellant must submit an initial brief. This brief is the “meat” of the appeal, and contains all of the legal arguments for overturning the trial court's final judgment.

The Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure contain dozens of detailed format requirements that the brief must adhere to (e.g. length, font, and margins). In short, drafting the initial brief requires a minimum of 4 to 6 hours of work for a family law attorney. This is why the appellant is given 70 days to complete this brief.

Self help manual and forms you need

http://prose.flabarappellate.org/pdf/ProSe_English_May09.pdf

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