How can I find out how much is left on a past judgement?

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How can I find out how much is left on a past judgement?

I have tried to contact the law firm with no luck.

Asked on August 23, 2011 New York

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you cannot make contact about a past due judgment against you and the amount owing with the law firm that was handling the matter, I would try contacting the judgment creditor directly about the amount owed. You should call first and then follow up with a written letter to both the judgment creditor and the attorney handling the action. Keep a copy of the letter for future reference.

Another option is to go online and see if the judgment and case it arose out of can be pulled up from the court's website. If you can, you can get a rough approximation of what is owed taking into account that judgments typically accrue interest at 10% per annum on the principal amount less any payments you made on it.

Another option is to go down to the court house and pull the file concerning the case where the judgment is against you to get additional information.

Good luck.


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