Judgment Effective Date vs. Order is not Signed


#1

Hi - my sister recently received a judgment for PSS to begin May 1st. Local rules give the presiding judge up to 30 days from judgment (4/20/09) to sign and enter judgment. This would be May 20th. So if my sister’s stbx does not pay the May 1st payment can we file a complaint even though the order may not have been signed and entered at that time? Thanks


#2

You may file a motion for contempt if he does not comply and make the May first payment, the order does not have to be formally entered to be effective if the judge ruled from the bench that he was to begin paying in May.


#3

Thanks Erin. That is exactly what I wanted your response to be.