Q: Can a parent and their lawyer refuse to sign the court order if they don’t agree with the judgement
Kid’s mom and lawyer refuse to sign child support order, because it didn’t go her way.
They can refuse to sign. If that case, a hearing is docketed for entry of the order.
The order need only reflect what the judge ruled. Not what the parties wanted the judge to rule.
If the parties disagree with the ruling, they file an appeal to have the ruling reviewed.
A: Most court orders are ghostwritten by one of the lawyers on behalf of the judge. The judge will typically request the lawyer for the party who substantially prevailed to draft the order. If the lawyer for the opposing party refuses to endorse the order, the proper procedure is to move the court for entry of the order, with or without the other party's endorsement. Attorney's fees and costs can be awarded in these matters.
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