What is the obligation and right of a judgement debtor?

I lost in a small-claims court and become the judgement debtor. The judgement creditor ordered me to mail him the certified check while I want to meet him and give him money directly. One reason is that the amount of money is quiet small. Also, I want him to sign the receipt of funds and therefore the creditor can not tell lies. If I mail hime certificated order, I am afraid that he can always say the letter does not contain anything. At this point of time, both of us do not budge.The creditor threatens to use summons or garnishment. If I have to answer questions during a summons, can I defense myself successfully?

Asked on January 20, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Virginia


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

You should photocopy everything; have it sent via notarized letter and have it be a money order or bank check made out to him. Ask the bank to notarize the mailing indicating the check has been sent with the certified letter and then mail it.

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