Smithfield, VA asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Support for Virginia

Q: How long does a wife have to appeal a JDR court decision to reduce spousal support?

What is the VA statute/law for appeals from JDR to higher court?

1 Lawyer Answer

Michael Christopher Miller

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  • Vienna, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Va. Code § 16.1-296. Jurisdiction of appeals; procedure.

A. From any final order or judgment of the juvenile court affecting the rights or interests of any person coming within its jurisdiction, an appeal may be taken to the circuit court within 10 days from the entry of a final judgment, order or conviction and shall be heard de novo. However, in a case arising under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (§ 20-88.32 et seq.), a party may take an appeal pursuant to this section within 30 days from entry of a final order or judgment. Protective orders issued pursuant to § 16.1-279.1 in cases of family abuse and orders entered pursuant to § 16.1-278.2 are final orders from which an appeal may be taken.

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