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What Needs To Be Done When The Judgment Debtor Makes Payment?

An Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgment (EJ-100) form should be filed with the Court Clerk’s office after any type of payment is made. There are types of payments:


Partial Satisfaction of Judgment

It is important for the Court files to be current when accounting for the payment of judgments since post judgment orders, such as writs of enforcement, are entered for outstanding balances. Upon payment of any portion of a judgment, a Partial Satisfaction of Judgment must be filed with the Court.


Full Satisfaction

It is required by law that the creditor must file a Full Satisfaction of Judgment form with the Court upon full payment of a judgment. If this form is not filed, liens cannot be removed from a debtor's property and credit-reporting agencies will continue to report outstanding judgment. The judgment creditor may be sanctioned for failing to acknowledge satisfaction of the judgment if the judgment debtor is harmed as a result.

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