Your Options to Appeal a Family Case
APPEALING YOUR FAMILY LAW CASE TO THE NEVADA SUPREME COURT
People have the right to appeal their case, regardless of the case type. Some common issues seen in Nevada appellate practice are:
- Child custody and support
- Dismissal of your case
- Jury or bench verdict against you
- Amount of damages awarded
- Property distribution in a divorce
- Injunctions being / not being granted
Both sides in a Nevada state court appeal are typically ordered to attend a formal settlement conference before they are allowed to file briefs. Both parties save substantial money if the case settles. If the case does not settle, the parties proceed with the appeal.
Nevada child custody appeals proceed through the “fast track system” and are usually decided within 5 months of the settlement conference. All other Nevada civil appeals, including all other Family Court matters, use the traditional method. This traditional method typically takes about a year from the settlement conference for a decision.
Timing is crucial to any appeal. The deadline for filing an appeal or other post-trial relief can be as soon as 10 days after the order is entered. Our Las Vegas family law firm handles a number of Nevada family law appeals. If you wish to appeal, you should contact us immediately.