It depends if sanctions were awarded to opposing party or to court. If to court, you can pay at clerk's office. If to opposing party, just send a check to opposing counsel.
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Attorney Fink is correct. Most likely, the sanctions are to be paid to the opposing side, in which case, you can just mail a check to the opposing counsel. No documents are necessary if you are paying the other side.
If you are paying the court in Los Angeles, there is a civil deposit form.
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If the sanctions are to the Court, call the courtroom clerk where you were sanctioned and ask. Generally, checks are made to the "Clerk of the Court", but some courts have their own rules and with regard to sanctions, I imagine the safest thing is to just call the court and ask.
If the sanctions are for another party, however, the Court should have told you if they are to be paid to the attorney, the client, or both. Again, a simple phone call to the person you are paying should solve the problem. I would advise paying the Court as soon as possible, but with regard to opposing counsels or parties, you can take your time if you want. There isn't much they can do to force you to pay unless they get the court order turned into a judgment or something they can use like a judgment and then begin collection proceedings. Depending on what the sanctions are for, the smart thing is to probably just make sure you are paying the right person/entity and get it done timely. It is never fun, but it is part of the ugliness of litigation...
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