Law 1/ 2000 of 7 January of Civil Procedure regulates "classes, form and content of decisions and how they are dictated, published and filed", and notes that directions, orders and judgements of courts and judges are court decisions. It also indicates which rules should be observed when the law does not express the kind of judgement to be used, and they are as follow:
- Directions will be issued when the decision is concerned about procedural matters requiring a judicial decision as established by law, provided that the form of order is not expressly required in such cases.
- Orders shall be delivered when appeals against directions or decrees are decided, when ruling on admission or rejection of claim, counterclaim, joinder, admission or rejection of evidence, judicial approval of transactions, mediation agreements and covenants, injunctive relief and revocation or validity of the proceedings.
The form of orders shall be also taken by those resolutions dealing with procedural requirements, annotations and registry entries and incidental questions, whether they have special processing or not specified in this Law, provided that in such cases the law required a court ding the proceedings of an instance or appeal before the end of its ordinary procedures, except that, for the latter, the law provided that they should be finalized by decree.
- Judgement will be given to terminate the proceedings at first or second instance, once the ordinary procedures prescribed by law have been completed. Extraordinary remedies and procedures for the review of final judgements shall be also decided by judgement.
The Code of Civil Procedure also provides that he decisions of the Court Clerks shall be referred to as proceedings and decrees. A measure of organization will be issued when the resolution is aimed at giving the orders the course established by law. Decree will be issued when the application is admitted, upon the termination of the procedure for which the Secretary has exclusive jurisdiction assigned and in any kind of procedure, when it is necessary or appropriate to reason about judgements. Measures of consistency, communication or execution will be issued in order to reflect in orders events or acts of procedural importance.