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What is a civil judgment and what does it do?

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2015-07-17 17:45:57

"what_is_a_judgment" id="what_is_a_judgment">what is a


a "judgment" is usually for money damages or for money owed. Its an

official finding and order of a court that "Y" owes "X" so much

money and orders "Y" to pay.If the defendant refused the court's

order to payk the plaintiff (the one who sued) can enforce the

order(the judgment) in various ways. For example, he or she can put

a lien on property, garnish wages(illegal some states), etc. Once a

lien is placed on property, the plaintiff can often force a sale

and get his money from the proceeds. The judgment always shows up

on credit reports and is definitely a factor when you apply for


E Terrill Corley

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