What is an Order or Judgment?

What is an Order or Judgment?
What is an Order or Judgment?

What is an Order or Judgment?

An “Order” is a signed document, that is pursuant to a judge’s ruling on a petition. A “Judgment” is a separate document that the judge signs and as provided in a judge’s ruling at the end of the adversarial proceeding.

The order or judgment can be made by the court, and be presented by the acting party or the opposing party. After the judge signs the Order or Judgment, it is entered into the court listing, and the required parties are notified.

The Order or Judgment initiates a period for filing appeals or petitions to modify the judgment. In some situations, the court enters the Order or Judgment and also the document called “Determination of Facts and Legal Conclusions.

The Order or Judgment must be prepared separately from other documents; that is, it should not be part of a petition, response, application, stipulation, etc.

* See Local Bankruptcy Rule 9021-1 for the form for preparing and filing a proposed Order or Judgment.
* Click here to access the LOU Procedure (Link to LOU Procedure) for the preparation and electronic submission of proposed Orders and Judgments.
*See Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9022 and applicable Local Bankruptcy Rules to identify to whom the court must send an entered order.

If the Order or Judgment relates to a court hearing, a record of the oral arguments and decisions made at the hearing may be obtained. What Is An Injunction


An injunction is a legal solution to a problematic situation that is imposed by the court. In simpler words, an injunction means that a party must refrain from doing something or has to do something to resolve a situation. If you need more clarity on what an injunction is, let us tell you more about it.

Let’s say your neighbors play loud music all night which disturbs your sleep. You go to them and ask them to turn down the volume or do it at another time so you can sleep peacefully. You think you have everything under control, but the next night, the scenario repeats itself. When verbal talks or negotiations do not resolve a problem, you can go to court and ask them to intervene. The court will issue its orders after hearing the case from both parties. This order is called a “court order.”

Court Order Requirements

When seeking an injunction, the court will require you to prove that irreparable harm will be done if the matter is not resolved. Irreparable damage means that it is so bad that no monetary support can bear the consequences. In addition, you must also show that there is no other remedy available for the problem. Once the court is convinced, it will grant an injunction.

Types of Court Orders

There are three types of precautionary measures:

1. Preliminary order

This type of court order is granted before the trial begins. The court is often reluctant to grant a preliminary injunction when the trial has not yet started. It is granted only when the court is satisfied that it is necessary and serious harm can be caused without the order.

2. Temporary Restraining Order

This type of mandate is extremely limited in terms of time and scope. It is granted when the court requires time to review the case and consider whether a preliminary injunction is necessary.

3. Permanent court order

Once the court has heard both sides and the trial is complete, the injunction that is granted is called a “permanent injunction.” Once granted, the offending party must immediately stop whatever was causing the problem or must find a different course of action.

Injunctions in Florida

Court orders are issued in Florida for five types of violence:

– Domestic
violence – Dating
violence – Sexual violence – Repeated
– Stalking
– Obtaining a court order

At a Florida injunction hearing, the petitioner has to show the negative effect the offending action has on them. They have to bring all relevant documents to the court and testify. A petitioner may also need to bring witnesses who can testify on his behalf. The defendant may or may not be present. The respondent may even have a lawyer who can question him. Your attorney may cross-examine the defendant and any witnesses who are present to testify on the defendant’s behalf.

At the end of the day, it is the judge who decides whether to grant or deny an injunction.

Once the court order has been granted, the defendant is obligated to comply with the court order. Failure to do so may result in monetary penalties and jail time.

Court orders can ruin your future. For assistance with restraining orders, call +1 (305) 205-5926.