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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on Judgments

Q: How do I remove a judgment from my credit report?

A: Contact the credit reporting company to determine what is required to remove a judgment from your credit report. Generally, a Warrant to Satisfy Judgment is filed with the Superior Court Clerk to close the judgment when the judgment is paid. The warrant can serve as proof to the credit reporting agencies that the Judgment has been paid. Write to the Superior Court Clerk’s office to request a copy. Please provide the following information in your request: 1) Judgment number (J or DJ #) or reference number as it appears on your credit report, 2) case title and 3) the type of document you wish to obtain.

Q: The judgment listed on my credit report is not mine. How do I remove the judgment from my credit report?

A: If you are disputing that the Judgment on your credit report is not yours, you need to request a copy of the Judgment and discuss the matter with the creditor. Write to the Superior Court Clerk’s office to request a copy. Please provide the following information in your request: 1) Judgment number (J or DJ#) or reference number as it appears on your credit report, 2) case title and 3) the document you wish to obtain.

Q: How do I obtain proof that my Judgment is paid?

A: A Warrant to Satisfy Judgment is filed with the Superior Court Clerk to close the judgment. The warrant can serve as proof to the credit reporting agencies that the Judgment has been paid. Write to the Superior Court Clerk’s office to request a copy. Please provide the following information in your request: 1) Judgment number (J or DJ#) or reference number as it appears on your credit report, 2) case title and 3) the document you wish to obtain.

Q: How do I obtain a copy of a “Final Judgment of Divorce”?

A: You may request a certified copy of a Final Judgment of Divorce from the Superior Court Clerk’s office. Please provide the Docket number (M or FM#), case title, county of venue and the document you wish to obtain in your request. If you do not have the docket number, provide us with the following: First and last names of the plaintiff and the defendant; County in which the divorce took place; the approximate year in which the divorce took place. The minimum fee for a certified copy of a judgment of divorce is $10.

The Superior Court Records Center does not store all Judgments of Divorce at our facility. The location depends on the year of the divorce. After a search is conducted to locate the docket number and it is found that the Judgment is located in the county Family Division, your request will be forwarded to their office for processing.

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