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In Nevada, a final Order can be appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court with an
option for the Nevada Supreme Court to push the case down to the Nevada
Court of Appeals.
The timing of an Appeal is extremely important. If you miss the time to
Appeal, you have lost the ability to seek relief. The timing for an Appeal is
thirty (30) days after the Notice of Entry of Order is filed from the final Order.
There are some very limited situations when the time to Appeal is tolled, but
this is not something to gamble.
The type of Appeal and which Court hears determines the length of time it will
take to resolve the case. A good thought process is if the matter is resolved
through the settlement phase it should be resolved within six (6) months;
however, if the case is litigated all the way to oral argument it could take
eighteen to twenty-four (18-24) months. Examples of timing of Appeals
including the following:
o In Rivero v. Rivero, the Order was filed on February 2, 2006 and the
decision was not filed until August 27, 2009. This case required a
second review by the Supreme Court.
o In Gordon v. Geiger, the Order was filed on April 9, 2015 and the
decision was not filed until September 27, 2017.
o In Arcella v. Arcella, the Order was filed on October 24, 2016 and the
decision was not filed until December 26, 2017.
o In Kogod v. Cioffi-Kogod, the filing fee for the Appeal was paid on
August 29, 2016 and the decision was not filed until April 25, 2019.
In an Appeal, you should consult with legal counsel to discuss options. Do not
wait to decide whether or not you are going to Appeal. In a lot of
circumstances, an Order is given from the bench and it takes a bit of time for it
to be filed with the Court. This is the timeframe when you should be consulting
with attorneys to discuss your legal options.