Does a court order override a side agreement?

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Does a court order override a side agreement?

I went to small claims court last month and they said that I had to pay $50 per month for an old charge card I had. The next day they received a letter and a payment that I had sent a week before the court date. In this letter I proposed a larger amount. Now they are telling me that I must pay the larger amount. I explained to them that I’m presently unemployed and can only afford the court agreed amount. Does my letter over ride the court ordered amount?

Asked on February 9, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Indiana

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

The court order is controlling and would override your letter.  The court order to pay $50 per month would be the extent of your payment obligation.


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