Family Law Appeals Attorneys
in Tallahassee, Florida

In the fiscal year of 2017-18, there were 21,178 filings in Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, comprising 1,188 family cases. The State of Florida District Courts of Appeal primarily review decisions rendered by a trial court to determine whether the decisions are based upon competent substantial evidence, comply with the law, contain harmfurl errors or reflect and abuse of judicial discretion.  


When considering whether to appeal a Florida a family law order, it is essential to understand whether the decision is a “final order” or a “non-final order.”

  • Final Order: An order is a “final order” when the final decision on a major issue(s) has been rendered by the trial court. All “final orders” are immediately appealable.
  • Non-Final Order: An order is a “non-final order” if it temporarily resolved a matter and proceedings are still ongoing. Not all non-final orders can be appealed immediately. You may need to wait for the final order before filing an appeal.

If you believe a decision has been entered in your case that does not comply with the law, contains harmful errors or the like and you wish to appeal, you will need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is capable of handling your appeal.  Our in-depth knowledge of Florida family law, our trial court experience, and our appellate experience gives us an advantage in assisting our clients in this process.

Fournier Law proudly serves clients throughout Florida.

Seeking a Family Law Appeal?


Here are some specific family law issues that may be appealed:

  • Parenting Plans
  • Alimony Awards
  • Child Support Calculations
  • Equitable Distribution of Assets and Debts
  • Temporary Relief Orders
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Discovery Orders (Writs of Certiorari)
  • Disqualify a Biased Judge (Writs of Prohibition)
  • Make a Judge Take Action (Writs of Mandamus)


Just because your divorce decree, property division, or parenting plan has been entered by the trial court, that does not mean you cannot challenge the decision.  If you have good cause to believe a family law judgment was wrongly or unfairly decided, it is very important to contact a knowledgeable attorney who handles appeals to protect your rights.  Time is of the essence.

At Fournier Law, our experienced attorneys possess the comprehensive knowledge and understanding regarding how to handle family law appellate matters and our team will be able to navigate the appellate process.  We will continue to fight for what is right for you and your family.

Regardless of the type of family law issue, our attorneys will strategize and fight compassionately to represent your interests on appeal.  With our attorneys on your side, you can enhance your chances of getting the best possible outcome.


Serving Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and the Florida Panhandle.

If you need assistance with a family law appellate matter, contact Fournier Law today to schedule a one-on-one case evaluation with an experienced Florida family law appeal attorney. We can help protect your appeal rights and fight for what belongs to you. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of Florida.

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