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Is it Possible to Appeal a Child Custody Order?

In Child Custody by Elizabeth Stephenson

Most child custody cases are resolved by agreement. This is best for the parties and best for the children as an agreement is harmonious and indicates a greater likelihood that parents can learn to co-parent their children. Unfortunately, there are cases where parents “dig in” and there is a gap between parents that is too great to overcome, even through court ordered mediation. In these cases, it becomes necessary for a case to go to trial and for a court to resolve the matter. Predictably, when courts enter orders following a dispute, one or both parties may walk away unhappy with the resolution. This presents the question: Is it possible to appeal a child custody order? The answer is yes. In order to appeal a child custody order, a party …