Your time to appeal is 35 days from when it was marked as mailed out by the Court "with Notice of Entry." You should shop around attorneys - there are many listed on the Avvo website (including your ability to submit your case narrative to the "Divorce Marketplace") as well as websites such as Legalmatch.com, Findlaw.com & Lawyers.com.
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You get 30 days to file and serve your Notice of Appeal from the date the order is served on you. If the service was done by mail you get an extra five days. Some orders have language about the appeal but most don't. In addition, parties serve orders with Notice of Entry, not the court. It is possible the Court sent you an entered copy but that is not the same as your adversary serving it on you with Notice of Entry to start the appeal time running. My firm handles appeals if you want to contact me.
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Be sure that the order you want to appeal from was arrived upon after a full trial and not a settlement you might have been persuaded to enter. Also be prepared to share the facts as fully as feasible with the attorney you consult as you may not have grounds for appeal so be prepared to hear that...The advice you've been given about 30 days plus 5 is absolutely correct so hurry to find someone. (Assuming you either didn't have an attorney or your attorney doesn't agree an appeal will be successful.)
You have thirty days from the Notice of Entry to file a Notice of Appeal.
Lawyers are not going to reach out to you. You have to call the lawyer. However, you should be ready to explain why you are appealing and what you are appealing. You have to discuss the record made in the trial court and discuss trial details.
If you did not have an attorney help prepare a record, then you likely don't have an appeal. No amount of money and no attorney skill and greatness will prevail on appeal for you.
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