In Doe v. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 218 S.W.3d 81 (Tex. 2007), the severance order provided that the claims were severed "upon compliance with the District Clerk's procedure" and the parties agreed that the clerk's procedure required payment of a filing fee. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 218 S.W.3d at 82.
The Supreme Court concluded that the severance order made the severance conditional upon the payment of the filing fee. Id.
Consequently, the severance order did not become effective until the filing fee had been paid. Id.