What is a Final Order? | Divorce Appeals in Florida

In basic terms, an order is a “final order” if there is nothing else for the trial court to do.  Find out the criteria  for whether or not an order is final 

What is a “final order” in a Florida divorce or child custody case?

In basic terms, an order is a “final order” if there is nothing else for the trial court to do.  The test for whether or not an order is final is generally whether or not the order means the end of the judicial work on a case, with no other further work needing to be done to fully end the case between the parties involved with the case.

In Florida family law cases, a “final order” is typically only going to be a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage or a Final Judgment of Paternity, as long as the Final Judgment resolves all issues in the case besides attorney’s fees.  In some cases, an order granting summary judgment or dismissing the case with prejudice will be a final order, but the aforesaid orders are rare in Florida divorce and family law matters.

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