Limited Appeal Law and Legal Definition

Limited appeal refers to an appeal only from certain adverse portions of a decree. In hearing a limited appeal, the appellate court’s power is limited to modifying only those specific portions of the decree that are being appealed.

Pursuant to Tex. R. App. P. Rule 53, an appellant is entitled to limit his/ her appeal to those points s/he deems necessary and by doing so to limit costs in the preparation of the statement of facts. When an appellant complies with the procedures, it is presumed that the omitted portions are irrelevant to the disposition of an appeal.