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Rule 26. Written orders, judgments and decrees.


(a) In all pretrial and postconvictionrulings by a court, counsel for the party or parties obtaining the ruling shallwithin 14 days, or within a shorter time as the court may direct, file with thecourt a proposed order, judgment, or decree in conformity with the ruling.


(b) Copies of the proposed findings, judgments, and ordersshall be served upon opposing counsel before being presented to the court forsignature unless the court otherwise orders. Notice of objections shall besubmitted to the court and counsel within five days after service.


(c) All orders, judgments, and decrees shall be prepared insuch a manner as to show whether they are entered based on a ruling after ahearing or argument, the stipulation of counsel, the motion of counsel or uponthe court's own initiative, and shall identify the attorneys of record in thecause or proceeding in which the judgment, order or decree is made. If theorder, judgment, or decree is the result of a hearing, the order shall includethe date of the hearing, the nature of the hearing, and the names of theattorneys and parties present at the hearing.????????


(d) The trial court shall prepare the final judgment andsentence, and any commitment order.? Thetrial court shall serve the final judgment and sentence on the parties and immediatelytransmit the commitment order to the county sheriff.


(e) All orders, judgments and decrees shall be prepared asseparate documents and shall not include any matters by reference unlessotherwise directed by the court.


(f) No orders, judgments, or decrees based upon stipulationshall be signed or entered unless the stipulation is in writing, signed by theattorneys of record for the respective parties and filed with the clerk or thestipulation was made on the record .