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How long do you have to appeal if you lose your divorce or child custody trial?

As a divorce and child custody attorney in Dallas, Texas, one question that I often receive is about the timeline for filing an appeal after losing a trial. It’s important to understand that there are several deadlines associated with this process, and the most important one to remember is the deadline for filing a notice of appeal.

According to Texas law, you have 30 days from the date that the judge signed the judgment to file a notice of appeal. However, it is possible to extend this deadline using certain strategies or techniques, which may extend this deadline.  Those strategies usually require you to file something within 10 or 20 days depending on the strategy.

If you are considering filing an appeal after losing a divorce or child custody trial, it’s important to act quickly and seek the advice of an appellate attorney as soon as possible. These legal professionals are skilled in navigating the complex process of appealing a judgment, and they can help you understand your options and make informed decisions about how to proceed.

While the thought of going through another legal battle can be overwhelming, it’s important to remember that an appeal can be a valuable tool for ensuring that your rights are protected and that the outcome of your case is fair.

The Blacknall Firm does not do appeals, however we can offer guidance and a referral.

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