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What is a judgment and do you have to go to court to get one?

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August 17, 2012 4:24PM

"A_judgment_is_the_final_decision_of_the_court_on_all_issues_in_the_case_leaving_no_further_action_to_be_taken_regarding_the_issues_in_dispute._A_judgment_can_be_in_favor_of_the_plaintiff_or_the_defendant._It_must_describe_the_relief_to_which_the_prevailing_(winning)_party_is_entitled."

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"A_judgment_is_the_final_decision_of_the_court_on_all_issues_in_the_case_leaving_no_further_action_to_be_taken_regarding_the_issues_in_dispute._A_judgment_can_be_in_favor_of_the_plaintiff_or_the_defendant._It_must_describe_the_relief_to_which_the_prevailing_(winning)_party_is_entitled.">

A judgment is the final decision of the court on all issues in the

case leaving no further action to be taken regarding the issues in

dispute. A judgment can be in favor of the plaintiff or the

defendant. It must describe the relief to which the prevailing

(winning) party is entitled.

"A_judgment_is_different_than_an_\%22opinion\%22_of_the_court;_an_opinion_sets_forth_the_reasons_for_the_court's_decision,_but_may_or_may_not_conclude_the_case._The_judgment_is_a_separate_document_that_formally_ends_the_case_and_triggers_the_right_to_appeal."

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"A_judgment_is_different_than_an_\%22opinion\%22_of_the_court;_an_opinion_sets_forth_the_reasons_for_the_court's_decision,_but_may_or_may_not_conclude_the_case._The_judgment_is_a_separate_document_that_formally_ends_the_case_and_triggers_the_right_to_appeal.">

A judgment is different than an "opinion" of the court; an opinion

sets forth the reasons for the court's decision, but may or may not

conclude the case. The judgment is a separate document that

formally ends the case and triggers the right to appeal.

"A_judgment_awarding_money_can_be_executed_in_several_ways;_garnishment_of_wages_or_levy_of_bank_account(s)_are_the_preferred_action._In_lieu_of_those,_the_judgment_enforced_by_liquidating_nonexempt_assets_of_the_debtor,_or_placing_lien(s)_against_real_property."

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"A_judgment_awarding_money_can_be_executed_in_several_ways;_garnishment_of_wages_or_levy_of_bank_account(s)_are_the_preferred_action._In_lieu_of_those,_the_judgment_enforced_by_liquidating_nonexempt_assets_of_the_debtor,_or_placing_lien(s)_against_real_property.">

A judgment awarding money can be executed in several ways;

garnishment of wages or levy of bank account(s) are the preferred

action. In lieu of those, the judgment enforced by liquidating

nonexempt assets of the debtor, or placing lien(s) against real

property.

"While_the_parties_to_a_contract_may_agree_to_avoid_the_courts_and_use_some_other_form_of_dispute_resolution_(like_an_arbitrator),_only_a_court_can_issue_a_%22judgment%22."

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"While_the_parties_to_a_contract_may_agree_to_avoid_the_courts_and_use_some_other_form_of_dispute_resolution_(like_an_arbitrator),_only_a_court_can_issue_a_%22judgment%22.">

While the parties to a contract may agree to avoid the courts and

use some other form of dispute resolution (like an arbitrator),

only a court can issue a "judgment".


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