Template Language for a money judgment to be written into a decree: Consult a lawyer before using this provision please:
IT IS ORDERED AND DECREED that Husband shall pay to Wife at 123 Tennis Street, Victoria, Texas, the sum of One Hundred Thousand and no/l00 Dollars ($100,000.00) on or before 5:00 o*clock p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2020, by hand delivering a check payable to Cook & Cook Law Firm, PLLC at 8000 Frontage Rd Suite 1510, San Antonio, TX 78230 and IT IS FURTHER ORDERED AND DECREED that Wife shall have and recover judgment against Husband for the said sum of One Hundred Thousand and no/l00 Dollars ($100,000.00), plus post judgment interest at the rate of 5 percent per annum, to begin accruing as of the date this Order is signed by the court, for all of which let execution issue as many times and as often as requested.
WAIT! If you forget this part, IT WON'T WORK
If you do not include the “let execution issue” part, you cannot get anyone to ISSUE it as a money judgement later!
AND WAIT! If you forget this part, IT WON'T WORK
And, if you do not put in a time and date for delivery, it is NOT enforceable as a judgement.
AND WAIT AGAIN! If you forget this part, IT WON'T WORK
If you do not list a specific dollar amount, it won’t work. Do not use percentages or contingencies.