Gastonia, NC asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for North Carolina

Q: What is the procedure to file an appeal on the judge of a family court case...

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  • Cary, NC
  • Licenced in North Carolina

A: You do not appeal a "judge." You appeal the judge's ruling if you disagree with it and if you have reason to appeal, i.e., if the judge did something incorrectly that warrants a new trial. Just because you disagree with the court's ruling does not mean that the judge acted erroneously. Appeals are very very expensive, time consuming and seldom result in a new trial.

If I were you, I would talk it over with your family law attorney. If you do not have one, then I would talk it over with a family law attorney and pay for the consult and for the attorney to review your case and see if you have any appealable issues.

For procedure, you have 30 days to file your notice of appeal with the trial court. The 30 days begins to run from the date the court's final order/decision is...

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