An appellate court will sanction one party for filing a frivolous appeal. Although most parties would argue that any appeal filed by the opposing party is frivolous, the court looks to the motive of the party filing the appeal. The appeal will be considered frivolous if the appeal was meant to harass the other party, or as a means to delay enforcement of the order. The court will consider whether a reasonable attorney would determine that the appeal is completely without merit. If the court finds that the appeal is frivolous, the non-filing party will be awarded attorney fees and the filing party will be paying monetary sanctions.
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Although the posting of this information can be considered free legal advice for an Orange County divorce, it does not guarantee that there are other facts which may play a significant part in a dissolution. Circumstances in any divorce case may alter the required action and analysis taken by a family law attorney in Orange County. Please note that this legal advice does not establish a family law attorney-client relationship.