All parties subject to a court order or judgment may appeal the decision to the Circuit Court
. Appeals must be noted with the Clerk of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
within 10 days (30 days for support cases tried under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act) of the Court's action by a party to the case or the party's attorney. Cases appealed to the Circuit Court are reheard de novo (completely new, from the beginning). The juvenile or the Commonwealth's Attorney may request a trial by jury in the Circuit Court. In hearing cases on appeal from the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Circuit Court has the same power and authority as does the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Pending an appeal, judgments of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court are suspended in delinquency, local ordinance violations or adult cases (except support of preliminary protective orders). Bond may be required when court judgments are suspended by appeals. Appeals of support decisions do not suspend the obligation to provide support.