Appealing a Final Divorce Decree: When & Why You May Need to Do This (Pt. 2)

Picking up from where Appealing a Final Divorce Decree: When & Why You May Need to Do This (Pt. 1) left off, below we will resume our discussion about appealing final divorce decrees in Colorado.

While the first part of this blog series concentrated on outlining the specific grounds for appealing a final divorce decree, here, we will take a closer look at the procedural requirements associated with filing these appeals.

Appealing a Final Divorce Decree: The Procedural Requirements

When you’ve decided to move forward with appealing a final divorce decree, here’s what you need to know about the process. Contact us to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible.

When you’ve decided to move forward with appealing a final divorce decree, here’s what you need to know about the process. Contact us to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible.

When one of the grounds for appealing a final divorce decree is applicable to a case and a person decides that it’s in his best interests to move forward with an appeal, then the following are the procedural requirements that must be met in order for the appellate court to review the case:

  • A “notice of appeal” must be filed within 30 to 45 days of the date of the final divorce decree in the case.
  • Immediately prior to or after filing this appeal, a person will be required to notify the following parties of the appeal:
    • The court that oversaw the original case
    • The ex-spouse (i.e., the adversary)
    • The court reporter who sat in the original case.
  • As part of the formal appeal, the petitioner (i.e., the person appealing the final divorce decree) will be required to explain his grounds for appeal and what specifically about the previous court’s rulings was erroneous.
  • The appropriate court fees must be paid (in order to obtain a docket number for the case, etc.).
  • The formal appellate documents – including meticulously compiled records, pleads, appendices, etc. – must be submitted to all participating parties.

Once the appeal has officially filed and accepted by the court, a panel of judges will review the case.

Don’t miss the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some additional important info about appealing final divorce decrees in Colorado.

Denver Divorce Lawyers at Goldman Law, LLC

If you need help modifying a final divorce decree – or if you are considering or preparing for divorce, the trusted Denver divorce attorneys at Goldman Law, LLC are here for you.  At Goldman Law, LLC, we know how contentious and distressing divorce can be, and we also know how to:

  • Stand up for our clients’ rights in any legal setting
  • Provide them with personalized attention and the superior legal services
  • Help them resolve their divorce cases as favorably as possible

When you choose to work with Goldman Law, LLC, you can be assured that your case will be resolved as beneficially and efficiently as possible so you can focus on moving on with your life.

Let’s Discuss Your Case – Contact Us Today

To receive a professional case evaluation and learn more about your best options for moving forward with a divorce or an appeal to a final divorce decree, contact us by calling (303) 656-9529 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout Colorado.

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