Determine how long you have to file your appeal. In most jurisdictions, you will have 15 to 45 days to prepare and file your paperwork.
File a notice of appeal. In order to begin the appeals process, you will need to prepare a written document stating that you would like to appeal the family court's decision. This document must be prepared in compliance with the rules of your jurisdiction.
Outline the grounds on which you are appealing the family court's decision. Your notice of appeal should list what specific part of the family court decision you believe was made in error.
Prepare a brief that outlines the family law court's errors. After filing your notice of appeal, you will need to prepare a detailed brief that explains the reasons why you think the family court's decision was flawed. You will need to list supporting facts and cite pertinent case law and rules in your brief.
Sign and date your documents. In doing so, you are certifying that everything you have written is correct to the best of your understanding.