Karen Covy, a divorce lawyer in Chicago, answers:
If you don’t agree with a ruling the judge makes in the middle of your case (for example, a ruling on some sort of preliminary motion, or a motion for temporary support, or a motion regarding discovery), then you are probably going to have to live with it until the case goes to trial. Most pre-trial motions are not immediately appealable. If you don’t agree with the judge’s final ruling after a trial, then you can appeal.
Karen Covy is a lawyer, mediator, educator and the author of When Happily Ever After Ends: How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially, and Legally.