Exwife contracted daycare for our kids for her (agreed to in MSA) custodial time before divorce was final and paid with bounced checks. Provider sued her AND me (i never have seen the contract). At small claims, the judge ordered family court to decide who pays what, and Ex has to pay full amount then to provider. I paid ex the money, but at the court date she dropped off the kids on my lap outside of courtroom (her custodial time!). She didnt pay and we entered judgment. I appealed, and new judge didn t care either, entered judgment again so that daycare gets paid. I paid the full amount within the week. Now this is a huge red flag on my credit, HOW can i get this removed? Its>1year ago and daycare provider is likely co-orporating with me. Is there a chance? What would be the procedure?One additional info: at the hearing i signed in that i was present, when the minor kids (1+2yo) were screaming outside the courtroom for me i went out of the room before the judge was even present, and that was when she went into the courtroom, signed in and stayed there. So technically it is on record that i was present. I tried to talk to the judge right after ex took kids off my hands but bailiff didn't let me.
You cannot "remove" a judgment based upon your facts, but if you have paid off the judgment, you are entitled to an Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment.
For information on updating your credit reports, see:
After you pay the judgment in full, the creditor must file an Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment (Form SC-290 or Form EJ-100); and remove any liens he or she has placed on your real and personal property.
Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice for a particular case. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, please consult with your own attorney.
There is no mechanism to "remove" a judgment. However, if you have paid the judgment in full you can file a notice of satisfaction of judgment which will improve your credit rating as well.
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