They file a notice of appeal and they start the appellate process. It’s a very technical process. I always recommend my clients consult with the appellate counsel. It’s also very expensive. Not a lot of people can afford to do it. The rate of successful appeals is somewhere in the range of about 30-33% in the county. Another option is to do a writ if you don’t like the judge’s ruling during the pendency of the case. That has even a smaller success rate for the court to take those up and hear them.
Partner at McGaughey & Spirito, California family lawyer Erin McGaughey handles complex divorce cases that involve child custody issues, financial issues, and business interests.