Estate Planning and Business Law

Deadline to file a notice of appeal

You can file a notice of appeal as soon as the order or judgment you want to appeal is signed by the superior court judge and stamped "Filed" by the court clerk. The judgment is "entered" when it is stamped "Filed." This is also called the "entry of judgment."

You MUST file your notice of appeal no later than the following deadlines:

  • For a limited civil case (a civil case involving an amount that is $25,000 or less), you must serve and file your notice of appeal on or beforethe earliest of:
    1. 30 days after either the trial court clerk or the other side mails you notice that the judgment has been entered in your case or a copy of the judgment stamped "Filed," or
    2. 90 days after the entry of the judgment.
  • For an unlimited civil case (such as a civil case involving an amount over $25,000 or a family law case), you must serve and file the notice of appeal on or before theearliest of:
    1. 60 days after either the trial court clerk or the other side serves you with notice that judgment has been entered in your case or a copy of the judgment stamped "Filed," or
    2. 180 days after the entry of the judgment.
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