Final Order Hearings
Do you need help walking up the agreed final orders for your Divorce, Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship (SAPCR) or Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA)?
If you have already prepared and signed your documentation, then we're at the Bexar County Courthouse most Fridays at 2pm handling walk-ups
What is a Walk-Up?
Simply put, the Walk-Up is the process of 'walking up' your documents for the judge to sign at a hearing.
After you have prepared and signed your legal documents, then the final step is to attend a short hearing in front of a judge. This process allows the judge to review your case and ultimately sign or reject your documents. If signed, your documents are entered with the court clerk and become 'final orders' which are then enforceable.
Depending on your county, it may be possible to have the court personnel assist you in scheduling a walk-up at no additional cost to you. However, the wait times can vary across the State of Texas from six (6) to twelve (12) months.
How much does it cost?
We charge $500 for up-to one (1) hour of legal services.
When and where does the firm do the walk up?
The Walk-Up hearing will be booked at the Bexar County Courthouse:
Is there a Dress Code?
Yes. The court expects you to wear smart attire (aim for smart casual).
No open-toe shoes
What if I fail to appear?
If you miss the Hearing, there will be a penalty charge of $200, unless we are given notice of your inability to attend more than twenty four (24) hours in advance.
Am I eligible for a walk-up?
To be eligible, you will need:
What if the judge rejects my paperwork?
Whilst rare, a judge may look to amend the terms or reject your documents at his or her discretion. As such, it is important that you know that we cannot make any guarantees as to the outcome of any hearing.
Lauren Carrington Smyth