Appealing Final or Non-Final Orders in Florida Divorce Court

The distinction between a “final” and “non-final” order will determine whether you can file an appeal immediately. Find out how this can affect your case. 

Why does it matter if the Florida divorce or child custody order I want to appeal is a “final” or “non-final” order?

The distinction between whether an order is “final” and “non-final” matters because if an order is a “non-final” order you may not immediately be able to file an appeal. 

All “final orders” can be appealed immediately, and must be appealed within thirty days of the order being rendered. Click here for more on appellate deadlines.

Only certain types of non-final orders can be appealed immediately.  Certain types of non-final orders cannot be appealed until a final order is entered in the case.

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