What are "grounds" for an appeal?
A “ground” is a legal term that means the reason for the appeal. You cannot appeal a court decision simply because you are unhappy with the outcome; you must have a legal ground to file the appeal. If the judge in your case made a mistake or abused his/her discretion, then you might have grounds to file an appeal. We explain what this means in the section called What are the typical grounds for appeal that judges will consider?