Is a court order different than a judgment?

By Candace Meyers
May 12, 2017
Is a court order different than a judgment?

The terms are different and there are nuances, but generally a court order in Illinois is considered to have the same weight as a judgment. A judgment may be all-encompassing of the entire case, so it will be a judgment for dissolution of marriage or a judgment for fees, or something of that nature in order to cover a variety of temporary topics.

It'll be an order stating, for example, that one spouse must convey the property to the other spouse, and the judge stamps it. Or the order may say that child support shall be paid in the amount of $700 per week and is stamped by the judge. The order can cover any topic from property being transferred from one spouse to the other or it could be monetary in terms of spouse support or maintenance.


Candace Meyers is a family lawyer at Boyle Feinberg, P.C. in Illinois. To learn more about the firm, visit www.bffamlaw.com. Visit their firm profile here.

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May 12, 2017
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