Rule 1930.2. No Post-trial Practice. Motions for Reconsideration.

 (a)  There shall be no motions for post-trial relief in any domestic relations matter.

 (b)  A party aggrieved by the decision of the court may file a motion for reconsideration in accordance with Rule of Appellate Procedure 1701(b)(3). If the court does not grant the motion for reconsideration within the time permitted, the time for filing a notice of appeal will run as if the motion for reconsideration had never been filed.

   Official Note

    Rule of Appellate Procedure 903 states that, except as otherwise set forth by that rule, the Notice of Appeal shall be filed within thirty days after the entry of the order from which the appeal is taken.

 (c)  The reconsidered decision, except as set forth in subdivision (e), shall be rendered within 120 days of the date the motion for reconsideration is granted. If it is not rendered within 120 days, the motion shall be deemed denied.

 (d)  The time for filing a notice of appeal will begin to run anew from the date of entry of the reconsidered decision, or, if the court does not enter a reconsidered decision within 120 days, from the 121st day.

 (e)  If the court grants the motion for reconsideration, and files same, within the 30 day appeal period, it may, at any time within the applicable 120 day period thereafter, issue an order directing that additional testimony be taken. If it does, the reconsidered decision need not be rendered within 120 days, and the time for filing a notice of appeal will run from the date the reconsidered decision is rendered.


   The provisions of this Rule 1930.2 adopted March 30, 1994, effective July 1, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1941; amended May 31, 2000, effective July 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 3155. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (256289) to (256290).

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