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How do you get a judgment put on someone's credit report?

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July 15, 2015 9:29PM

Individuals cannot "put" something on someone else's credit report. Judgments are part of the public record, and as such, are the subject of routine searches by individuals who re-sell this type of information to Credit Reporting Agencies. So, if you were the prevailing party in a judgment, you can be relatively certain the judgment will find it's way onto the defendants credit. In most states, a judgment must be recorded twice to ensure that it attachs to any real property owned by the defendant.