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The Decree and Witholding Forms
After listening to your testimony at the hearing, the judge will verbally make findings and issue orders - that's the judgment. The law clerk will take notes of that judgment on the docket sheet as evidence of the decision. The Decree is a typed statement of the judgment, signed by the judge and entered into the records book by the clerk. This is a common procedure that our League City lawyers can help with during a divorce.
For League City families - In all cases with children, there will be an order to the employer of the person paying child support to withhold income. This is the Order to Withhold Earnings. The Request to Issue Withholding order is a simple request that the clerk serve the Withholding order on a named employee. Since you almost always get what you expect in uncontested legal cases in the League City, TX area, it is customary to prepare the decree before the hearing and take it with you so it can be signed by the judge at that time. Again, our attorneys in League City can assist with this process.
Since you almost always get what you expect in uncontested cases, it is customary to prepare the Decree before the hearing and take it with you so it can be signed by the judge at that time. In the odd case where a League City judge decides differently from your lawyer's decree, you may have to prepare a different legal Decree that accurately reflects the judge's order and send it in at a later time for signing. This is why you should make extra copies of the blank Decree before filing it out, you might need another blank later.
How to fill it out: Have your lawyer make extra copies of the blank Decree, then will out the forms as your attorney suggests. If you have children, fill out the Order to Withhold Earnings and also the Request to Issue Withholding Order. No matter what your legal needs are, our law firm assists all of League City and the Houston area.