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How can I satisfy a judgment against me?

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How can I satisfy a judgment against me?

A judgment can be fully satisfied by paying the judgment creditor (the person who has the judgment against you) in full and receiving from the creditor a Warrant of Satisfaction. The Warrant of Satisfaction must be filed as set forth above. If the judgment creditor refuses or cannot be located to sign a warrant of satisfaction, you must file a motion in the county where the judgment was entered and ask the court to enter an order stating that the judgment is satisfied. Include proof of payment of the judgment with your motion. For information on motions, see related Question.  If an objection is received, the matter will be scheduled for a hearing.

If you claim the lien was discharged in bankruptcy, you must obtain an order from the United States Bankruptcy Court specifically discharging the lien of the particular judgment. This must be done within one year of the date of the bankruptcy discharge. If more than one year from the date of the discharge in bankruptcy has passed, you must file a motion to discharge the lien of the judgment in Superior Court in the underlying action giving rise to the judgment.