I just filed a Notice of Appeal with the court. The way I understand the law, litigants are supposed to wait until final judgment before appealing. However, the local family court never seems to make any final judgments. It issues various oral and written orders from time to time, but then it unpredictably goes back and changes those orders.
It cost $755 to file the notice. I hope the 6th District California Court of Appeal treats the statutes a little more seriously than the local family court.