I know you have 10 days to appeal a case in Virginia from J&DR to Circuit and 30 days to submit an appeal bond; however is the appeal bond 30 days from Final hearing or 30 days from noting the appeal? Final hearing was April 24th, Noted appeal May 1st, submitted appeal bond May 30th. Opposing counsel is now arguing to dismiss and forfeit bond because bond with not filed in a timely manner.
The requirement that an appeal bond be filed within 30 days of when the judgment is filed is jurisdictional, meaning that the Circuit Court cannot entertain the appeal even if the judge wants to. There are limited exceptions, which do not include oversight or lack of knowledge of the requirement by the party. But let's say you asked the J&DR judge or clerk, "Does the 30 days run from the date of judgment or the date I note the appeal" and the judge or clerk incorrectly tells you 30 days from noting the appeal. In that circumstance, you may have a due process argument that will save your appeal. If you just forgot or didn't know, you're out of luck. If there are other circumstances, talk to an attorney.
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