Can You Appeal Your Divorce Decree?
- You can attempt to set aside the Judgment,
- or you can file an Appeal
How To set aside a Judgment/Decree
You must prove some level of fraud or improper procedure that occurred in obtaining the Judgment. If you achieve this end, the Judgment is set aside and you are starting from scratch as if nothing has happened.
In other words, you would again be married and would need a new Judgment to terminate your marital status, divide your belongings, and determine custody and support.
If this is not an option you may have grounds to file an appeal.
To File an appeal:
The Court of Appeals is there to make sure that the Trial court followed the applicable laws and did not abuse its discretion. This can be a lengthy and expensive process.
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