Judges make a lot of decisions throughout a divorce case. It could be on a temporary basis. It could be on a more permanent basis. If the judge issues a decision during the pendency of the action that you're dissatisfied with, you may not necessarily have a right to appeal that decision to the appellate division in Brooklyn. However, you can ask the appellate division for permission to appeal it. That must be done within 30 days of receiving the decision from the court with notice of entry.
After a trial, however, and the judge issues a decision, that decision will then be reduced into a judgment of divorce, which actually divorces the parties. If either party is unhappy with the judge’s final decision and after trial that decision is in the judgement of divorce, the party that is dissatisfied with the judge’s decision needs to appeal it within 30 days of receiving the order with notice of entry.
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