If you’re dissatisfied with the decision of the Family Court on a custody basis, that decision has to be appealed to the appellate division which is in Brooklyn if you live in Nassau County or Suffolk County, within 30 days of receiving the decision with notice of entry from the other side.
Notice of entry is a procedural mechanism, which notifies the other party that the order has been filed with the clerk’s office and you then receive a copy of the order, meaning you’re on notice of the order. Once you receive it, then it needs to be filed within 30 days.
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