An outstanding judgment is a court order that gives a creditor the legal right to collect from a debtor. As court judgments are a matter of public record, a creditor can report the judgment on the debtor's credit reports. An example of a judgment placed on a credit report would be a judgment for eviction. This judgment will remain on the credit report for seven years from the filing date.
You would only be able to write a derogatory letter if you a creditor who reports to the credit bureaus. If someone owes you money, you can go to court and file a judgment. This would show up on someones credit report, showing 'you' as the plantiff and the debtor as filed against. The judgment would remain on a credit report until the judgment is paid or falls off the credit report in seven years.
No. It will show that you had a judgment on your credit report for up to seven years, but it will show a zero balance.
Credit bureaus contract agencies to search public records. The judgment is then reported to the credit bureau and the notation is placed in the file of the judgment debtor. False/mistaken judgment entries on credit reports are not uncommon and is a major reason why consumer's should check their report on a regular basis. A civil judgment is entered on a credit report 15 to 30 days after a court proceeding. If the judgment is in fact true in nature, you can negotiate with the creditor to pay them on different terms to keep the judgment off. If the judgment is not yours, you will need to find the state and county in which they were filed and dispute this information with all three credit bureaus.
If the judgment names only one spouse as the judgment debtor it will not be entered on the non judgment spouse's credit report.
Yes, a landlord can report a judgment against a tenant. Often, the court will report the judgment to the credit bureau.
you sould go to a local bank and ask for a credit report
A paid judgment stays on a person's credit report for seven years. An unpaid judgment also stays on the report for seven years, but may be renewed. Tax liens are another item that stay on a credit report for seven years, if paid. If not paid, they remain on the credit report indefinitely.
Placing JudgmentsFirst you need to win the judgment in court proceedings. Then with that paperwork, you can contact the credit reporting agency. With that judgment, you can also do a search of the person's assets (through the internet) and put a lien on the assets.Individuals do not report judgment awards to credit reporting bureaus that is done by independent agencies contracted by the credit bureaus.A judgment cannot be used to access a person's financial and personal information, that is done via discovery documents issued before the judgment is entered against the debtor/defendant.
Take them to court.
A valid judgment will remain on a report for the required seven years. Keep in mind however, some judgments are renewable and can be placed back on the report at the time they are renewed.