is easier when the Defendant knows other people can
easily learn about the judgment.
Civil judgments are recorded in the county where
they were awarded, not in a national database, which
Credit bureaus pick up judgments over time, but there is
no guarantee that all judgments will be entered.
Some jobs are not
available to people
with bad credit. A
wants a good job
to clear a bad credit
people do not have access to others' credit
reports. So how can landlords, small business
owners, new business
associates be informed about civil judgments?
can be uncovered for a fee
in a thorough background
report. But in the Internet Civil Judgment
Registry, they can be found for
Mortgage lenders usually require judgments to be paid off
before making a home loan. New spouses may not know
about their mate's judgments
until the couple tries to buy a home. Tenants
can also be blacklisted.
Register a judgment and let the world know --- and increase
your chance for collecting.