Can I appeal an order or decision of a family law court in Colorado?

Yes, many orders entered in divorce and custody cases in Colorado are appealable, so you can request a review by an appellate court. However, the appeals process is not intended to mitigate disappointment. You must have grounds to appeal, which usually relate to an abuse of discretion by the trial court judge and/or a misapplication of the law. Appeals are an assessment of the proceedings in the lower court, not an opportunity to re-try the case. The appellate judges will not look at new testimony or evidence but will rely on the trial record.