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Judgment Day in the Legal World


What is a judgment and what should you do if a court enters one against you?

In the legal system, a judgment is a formal decision that is made by a court after a lawsuit. This judgment can vary depending on the type of lawsuit that is filed. For instance, in a criminal case, a judgment may include imprisonment and legal penalties. In civil matters, a court may provide monetary compensation as a form of remedy to the plaintiff.

In some legal matters, a judgment ordered is not necessarily final and could potentially be appealed. There is always a possibility to remove a judgment from your record. A skilled attorney can help remove a judgment either by appealing the judgment or by requesting a release of judgment. An attorney can also help if there was a default judgment made, meaning the defendant or plaintiff did not attend the hearing and a judgment was made against them. The case will reopen and the defendant has a chance to be heard. If an appeal or release of judgment is successful, this will typically remove the judgment from one’s record along with any other court orders that were made. This will also help clear up problems that may have arisen from the judgment; like a negative credit report.

It is always important to consult a skilled attorney and to challenge any judgment that is being brought against you.

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