The decision of a court or judge is made in the form of an order. A court may issue an order after a motion of a party requesting the order, or the court itself may issue an order on its own discretion. An appealable order is an order that a party can appeal. Which orders are appealable and which are not is generally outlined in a state's statutes. For example, orders granting new trial, orders granting preliminary injunctions and orders modifying spousal or child support are appealable. Non-appealable orders include discovery orders and orders granting or denying continuances. When an order is not appealable, the court can generally review it when a final judgment is appealed.
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