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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Enforcing a Small Claims Judgment

As part of the judgment handed down by the court, you should ask that a deadline be included for when the action the court orders has to be completed by. Once you have your judgment in hand, you can make a request to the other side that they fulfill their obligations under the judgment. Often, that’s all you have to do. You can ask verbally at the time the judgment is granted, and follow up with writing a letter asking that the other side pay up.
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Be sure to ask for a time limit in meeting the requirements of the small claims court’s judgment. That way, it’ll be clear when the other side is not following ...

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