Appeals Process

The Code provides that anyone wishing to appeal an order entered by the bankruptcy court must file such appeal within 10 days of final order. An order is considered final once it is entered on the bankruptcy court clerk’s docket. The court may extend the appeal period for an additional 20 days, provided a motion to extend is received within the original 10-day period or, within 20 days of the date of final order if a showing of excusable neglect can be shown. From a title perspective, no judgment, order, or decree of a bankruptcy court is final until all appeals have been heard and/or the time for the appeals process has expired.