In most circumstances, only Final Orders (rulings) of the trial court can be appealed. However, in limited circumstances, a Non-Final Order, meaning a ruling issued during the pendency of your case, may be appealed. These Non-Final Orders are generally limited to (1) the rights or obligations of a party for child custody or parent time-sharing under a parenting plan; (2) the right to immediate monetary relief, such as orders for temporary support and awards for fees; and (3) the determination that a marital agreement is invalid in its entirety. As with a Final Judgment, an appeal of a Non-Final Order is time-sensitive and a Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days of issuance of the Non-Final Order or your ability to challenge the Non-Final Order may be lost.
The attorneys at Long & Associates have successfully appealed Final Judgments and Non-Final Orders, having decisions reversed and/or remanded back to the trial court to correct the error. Just as important, we have successfully defended appeals, with the District Court upholding the ruling of the trial court. Appeals are highly time-sensitive issues and require immediate action. We look forward to guiding you through the appellate process in order to achieve your goal, whether that is initiating or defending an appeal.