Calculating Deadline to Appeal a Family Law Order

This handy flow chart is meant to help guide you through calculating your deadline to appeal a family law order in California. This information is intended for FAMILY LAW appeals (and SOME civil law appeals) in California state courts.

It is not meant for criminal cases, or as a substitute for legal advice. Depending on the complexity of your situation, you may want to ask an attorney. Please also pay attention to the “Other Important Information” section on the second page.

For more information on appeals, see the California Courts Steps to Appeal website.