Can I appeal divorce or custody case to Florida Supreme Court?

Yes you can appeal a Florida divorce or custody case to the Florida Supreme Court under limited circumstance. Visit our site to find out more about this.

Can I appeal my Florida divorce or custody case to the Florida Supreme Court?

 Yes, in limited circumstances.  Further, to appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, the order giving rise to the appeal must be a final order and the appellate court has to have issued a written opinion.

As a practical matter, you cannot seek review from the Florida Supreme Court unless the appellate court’s written opinion conflicts with the written opinion of another district court of appeal.  If this is the case, you must file a notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction within thirty days of rendition of the appellate court’s order and then file a jurisdictional brief within ten days of filing the notice to invoke discretionary jurisdiction.  After the jurisdictional brief has been filed, the Florida Supreme Court will either decline to exercise jurisdiction, accept jurisdiction and hear the appeal, or defer the decision to decline/accept jurisdiction and request a brief on the merits of the issue.

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