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Ran Li v. Yaxin Li
Case Number: 02-22-00382-CV
Judge: Brian Walker
Second Appellate District of Texas at Fort Worth
On appeal from thee 96th District Court
Tarrant County, Texas
Plaintiff's Attorney: Fort Worth, Texas - Best Divorce
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Defendant's Attorney: Eric D. Fein
Fort Worth, Texas – Divorce lawyer represented Appellant with appealing the trial court’s order requiring the parties to appear for mediation. .
Appellant attempts to appeal the trial court’s order requiring the parties to
appear for mediation. On October 5, 2022, we notified Appellant of our concern that
this appeal did not appear to be from a final judgment or appealable interlocutory
order. We informed Appellant that the appeal may be dismissed for want of
jurisdiction unless Appellant or any party desiring to continue the appeal filed a
response showing grounds for continuing the appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a),
44.3. Appellant responded that, because the order requires Appellant to mediate, the
order is a “mandatory injunction” and is therefore an appealable “final interlocutory
order.” See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Ann. § 51.014(a)(4) (allowing interlocutory
appeal from an order that “grants or refuses a temporary injunction or grants or
overrules a motion to dissolve a temporary injunction as provided by Chapter 65”).
The trial court’s order does not grant or refuse a temporary injunction nor does
it grant or overrule a motion to dissolve a temporary injunction. Instead, the order
requires the parties to appear at mediation; such an order is not an appealable
interlocutory order. See Banc of Am. Inv. Servs., Inc. v. Lancaster, No. 2-04-223-CV, 2004
WL 1879597, at *1 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 24, 2004, no pet.) (per curiam)
(mem. op.) (dismissing for want of jurisdiction attempted interlocutory appeal from
order referring case to mediation).
Outcome: Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of