Appeals in divorce cases shall be governed by the Tennessee Rules of Appellate Procedure. Pending appeal, orders and decrees of the trial court shall have the effect prescribed by the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-123

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.