My simple solution would be to pay it and get a satisfaction of judgment and then record it.
I agree with Mr. Turner--for such a small amount of money why allow it to remain an open wound? I recommend that you pay the money to the Clerk of the Court because the Clerk will record the Satisfaction of Judgment. If you pay the judgment holder, the judgment holder may not record the Satisfaction even though the law requires it. Then you would have to chase him to get it and even though the law will allow you to recover attorney's fees time will be slipping by. Be prepared to pay the Clerk interest on the judgment--about 5% per year--and the cost of the recording of the Satisfaction.
Having said that, Section 222.01 Florida Statutes gives you a procedure to be able to get the property out from under any cloud to the title based on the judgment. You would have to record a notice in the public records and then wait 45 days before there could be a closing to see if the judgment creditor will take action to have the court determine your homestead status.
Better, in my opinion, to just pay the judgment and be done with it.
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