What is a motion for rehearing?
A motion for rehearing in Florida divorce and child custody cases is basically a way of asking the judge “please fix or further explain the rationale for your decision…I respectfully believe your decision was wrong or that your decision lacks the appropriate written findings to survive an appeal”.
The issue of when to file a motion for rehearing and how filing or not filing such a motion affects your appellate rights is comprehensive and must be handled correctly. In many instances, you can lose the ability to appeal a judge’s decision if you fail to file a motion for rehearing.
Given the importance that a motion for rehearing can have on you appellate rights, an entire section of this website is devoted to explaining the subject. For more information on motions for rehearing, click Guide to Motions for Rehearing in Florida Divorce and Custody Cases. [Note: Link “Guide to Motions for Rehearing in Florida Divorce and Custody Cases” to the appropriate page]
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