What Is the Satisfaction of a Judgment? – How to File

What Is the Satisfaction of a Judgment? – How to File

If you have completely paid, or are close to paying an outstanding judgment, it’s important to know your next steps. A civil judgment can carry several consequences with it that wreak havoc on your life. Notifying relevant parties that you no longer have an active judgment is a step toward a more stress-free life. Once

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Can a Judgment Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Can a Judgment Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Individuals or businesses that are finding it difficult to pay their creditors may want to consider filing for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, in one of Texas’ four judicial districts. These programs involve the institution of a case in federal court for the purpose of reducing or eliminating individual

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Writ of Sequestration in Texas

Writ of Sequestration in Texas

Fans of legal television dramas may be all too familiar with such popularized criminal law terminology as a defendant needing to “make bail” to avoid remaining in jail because he or she is “flight risk.” The civil courts maintain a similar process in relation to personal property and real estate involved in actions for money

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Enforcing a Judgment across State Lines

Enforcing a Judgment across State Lines

Can a Judgment in One State Be Enforced in Another? A judgment in one state can be enforced in another state because decisions of a court in State A are given “full faith and credit” in State B under the United States Constitution and accompanying federal and state statutes. The need for enforcement of judgments

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What Personal Property Can Be Seized in a Judgment in Texas?

What Personal Property Can Be Seized in a Judgment in Texas?

If you’ve recently lost a judgment, your mind may be filled with questions and concerns like: “Is my property safe?” “Will I have a place to live?” “Will I have a car to get to work?” The answer is the State of Texas is generally “yes” to all of these questions, and with the help

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How to Get a Judgment Vacated – Reasons to Vacate a Judgment

How to Get a Judgment Vacated – Reasons to Vacate a Judgment

There are two ways that a creditor can obtain a judgment against a debtor. In the context of litigation, the two individuals or entities are also called the plaintiff (creditor) and the defendant (debtor). The first way for the plaintiff/creditor to get a judgment against a defendant/debtor is for the factfinder – a judge or

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Collecting Debt from a Closed Business – Is It Possible?

Collecting Debt from a Closed Business – Is It Possible?

Imagine that you have a customer which has unpaid bills piling up. After trying to collect for six months, you have a veritable collection of bounced e-mails to go along with those bills. No one picks up the phone, and you are reminded of a scene from a movie where the phone is ringing somewhere

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Writ of Execution in Texas – What Happens after It’s Served?

Writ of Execution in Texas – What Happens after It’s Served?

The modern court system in the State of Texas provides many protections for judgment debtors. Navigating the post-judgment collection process can be overwhelming whether the judgment is from state court, the federal district court, or out-of-state. After countless demand letters go ignored, judgment creditors often must return to even more litigation in hopes of getting

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Appealing a Judgment in Texas

Appealing a Judgment in Texas

After an unsuccessful outcome in a court in the State of Texas, you may be wondering – can a judgment be appealed? The answer is yes, and with the help of a skilled attorney, you may discover that things are not quite as final as they seem. In a broad view, an appeal is a

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How Selling a Judgment to a Collection Agency Works

How Selling a Judgment to a Collection Agency Works

A judgment – whether from civil court, a divorce decree, probate court, bankruptcy court or another type in the State of Texas – is a real piece of property and a thing of value. Can I Sell My Judgment to a Collection Agency? Like other forms of property, judgments can be legally bought and sold.

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Enforcing a Judgment Debt Against a Company

Enforcing a Judgment Debt Against a Company

The modern court system in the State of Texas provides generous protections for judgment debtors, dating back to the state’s pioneer history where it once served as a safe haven from debtors seeking to escape the harsh judgments of courts “back east.” However, the protections of exempt property, codified in the Texas Constitution, and in

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