How long does it usually take to hear back about an appeal in Family Court?

Asked 12 months ago - Ripley, WV

The appeal was filed a week shy of 60 days ago.

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  1. Thomas J Callahan

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . I can see this is related to your earlier question. The appeal process can take a long time. It is a function of the complexity of the case and the court's ability to move through its cases. The only time an appeal is short, is usually because it's dismissed right away for being flawed or so meritless on its face. I do not know how long it takes cases to get thru appeal in WV. Here is Mass., it can often be 1 year+. You might be able to get a sense of how long from the clerk's office, but don't count on something quick. If circumstances change while the appeal is pending, you should be able to seek modification in the trial court.

    To questioners from West Virginia & New York: Although I am licensed to practice in your state (in WV, on inactive... more
  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . What does the appeal involve? That matters

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