Judgments

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A Judgment is a final determination by the Court resolving a particular case and is entered into public record. 

Judgments are valid for ten (10) years and are generally awarded for a specific sum of money. 

If you are a judgment creditor and have received partial payment from the judgment debtor, you may notify us of the payments with the following form: 

AOC-CV-404 (This form may only be used if filed in the Clerk’s office in person)
AOC-CV-413 (This form may be mailed into the Clerk’s office)

In lieu of using a form, you may draft a letter but it must be signed and notarized. 

If you are a judgment creditor attempting to collect on a judgment, the following is a summation of the steps necessary to pursue an execution of the judgment awarded against the defendant/judgment debtor: 
  • After a judgment is obtained it is entered into the public record
  • The Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor is then required to wait for the statutory appeal period to expire
  • Once the appeal period has passed and no appeal has been filed, the Plaintiff may need to serve the Defendant/Judgment Debtor with a Notice of Rights to Have Exemptions Designated (NORD) and a Motion to Claim Exempt Property. If applicable, the Defendant/Judgment Debtor has 20 days to file the Motion to Claim Exempt Property and serve the Motion on the Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor.
    • AOC-CV-406 Notice of Rights
    • AOC-CV-407 Motion to Claim Exempt Property (Statutory Exemptions) (Use If Judgment Filed Before Jan. 1, 2006)  or
    • AOC-CV-415 Motion to Claim Exempt Property (Statutory Exemptions) (Use If Judgment Filed On Or After Jan. 1, 2006)
  • AOC-CV-400 Writ of Execution
    • Filing Fee for Writ of Execution is $25.00
    • The Service of Process Fee for Sheriff’s service of the Writ is $30.00 per defendant