Do I need to file for a judgment order if I am pro per? 4 Answers as of June 06, 2011

After a hearing, if I am in pro per, do I need to file for a judgement order based on the minute order? All I have is a minute order and I need a court order. This is after a motion to enforce a child support settlement agreement. Judge found it to be valid, how do I make it a legitimate order now? It's not signed by ex. Do I submit the settlement unsigned un filed written stipulation the judge deemed valid or write something else?

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Law Office of John C. Volz
Law Office of John C. Volz | John C. Volz
Yes, you need to file a judgment in order for it to be valid.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/6/2011
Michael Rose Attorney at Law
Michael Rose Attorney at Law | Michael Rose
A minute order is just the order from the hearing. Need to write it up and get everyone to sign it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/3/2011
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
A minute order is an order. If the Judge ordered you to prepare a formal order, then yes, you need to do that. If you are in my area, please contact me for a free consultation and I can try to help you out.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/3/2011
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
If the father appeared at the hearing, and if the Court asked: "Notice waived", and you and the father said yes, the Minute Order would be the order. If the Court asked you to prepare the Order after Hearing (or a Judgment), you would need to do so or have an experienced Family Law Attorney prepare it for you. I can't tell from your question whether the father defaulted or responded in the case. I can't tell from your question whether the father appeared at the hearing. I can't tell from your question whether the hearing was the Trial in the case, or merely a hearing on an Order to Show Cause. If it was the Trial, there were likely other things that the Court ordered, such as custody of your child. I also can't tell from your question whether this was a Paternity case or a Divorce case. You would best retain an experienced Family Law Attorney to make appropriate inquiries and handle whatever needs to be done in your case.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/2/2011
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