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What Is a Divorce Judgment?

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A divorce judgment is the legal order that the judge hands down when the divorce is finalized. The judgment outlines what the property division settlement will be and what the next steps and timeline should be, such as having one party refinance the house in their name only within 6 months. A divorce judgment will also note the official date that the divorce is considered finalized.

If your divorce judgment wasn’t what you hoped, you may have options. Talk to a family law attorney at our office to find out what you may be able to do and how appeals work.

Can a Divorce Judgment Be Appealed?

Yes, a divorce judgment can be appealed. If you don’t agree with the decisions that the judge made in your case, you have the option of appealing it. You have to file the appeal within a certain timeframe and give reasons for the appeal. There may be specific concerns that you have to cite in the appeal, such as critical evidence that you believe the judge didn’t take into consideration. If you are interested in appealing a divorce judgment, it’s a good idea to talk to a divorce attorney before you move forward to ensure you understand the process and what’s required of you.

What Are the Steps to Appeal a Divorce Judgment?

The first step in appealing a divorce judgment is to file a notice of appeal with the courts. In Minnesota, you have 60 days from the judgment date to file your notice of appeal. Once the notice of appeal is filed with the courts, the court will prepare a record of appeal, which includes a full transcript of all of the court proceedings and everything that was entered into the record. You will then need to attend a mediation to see if there can be a successful resolution. If not, the appeal process will continue with a hearing.

How Can a Family Lawyer Help Me?

If you are considering appealing a divorce judgment, a family law attorney is an invaluable resource. It’s not always easy to go against what a judge has already ruled, and having an experienced divorce attorney on your side can ensure that you approach it from the right perspective. An attorney can also ensure that all of the required paperwork is filled out correctly and in a timely manner.

If you want to appeal a divorce judgment, it’s important to talk to a family law attorney as soon as possible. There may be time constraints on how long you have to appeal, and it’s important to understand all of your options before you decide what you want to do. Call our office at 651-571-8547.

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