Q: I need to appeal a custody order in family law what legal documents do I need for that and what is a supp declaration
A: You need to ensure you have a factual and legal basis for your appeal. The law library has legal research tools that you can use for free. A supporting declaration provides facts in support for your appeal, if applicable. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.
In your question you asked what documents you need to file an appeal.
A step-by-step guide to the Civil Appellate Practices and Procedures for Self-Represented litigants can be found on the court website at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/8676.htm
The forms can be found online at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/2746.htm#tab7890 and the fees can be found at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/3190.htm.
The court of appeals, at least here in San Diego, is very helpful to self-represented litigants. The forms and process are one aspect of an appeal, you must also have grounds. Your supp declaration is your supporting declaration in which you include the facts on which you are relying and on which the court will rely in consideration of your appeal
It is always a good idea to also at least consult with an appeals lawyer. Appeals can be complicated.
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