Dawsonville, GA asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia

Q: How long do I have for an appeal on a final order for custody?

Final order of final custody hearing not ruled in my favor. I was the plaintiff and denied every single aspect.

Judge discreted Gwinett County Drug and accountability lab. Same building she works in. Says the witness we presented was not an expert, even though she is the manager for this lab. Witnesses on defendants behalf were discredited. Many other findings of fact by judge were not correct and proven in court.

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2 Lawyer Answers

Ellaretha Coleman

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You have 30 days from the date of the order to file an appeal. As time is of the essence, you should consult with an attorney right away if you are seriously considering appealing a final custody order.

P. Justin Thrailkill

  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Agreed. You need to file a Notice of Appeal within 30 days and order the transcript. Once the case is docketed you will file a brief with the Court of Appeals. I'd encourage you to retain appellate counsel to assist you with this matter.

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