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What does judgement on citation mean?

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I have a judgement against me

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There is no judgment on citation. A judgment was entered against you pursuant to either a trial or a default. The citation is conducted to learn of your assets.


If you have a judgment against you, the creditor may file a citation proceeding against someone or some entity that it believes may have assets belonging to you or which may owe money to you (such as your bank or your employer). If that person or entity files an answer stating that it does have assets belonging to you or money owed to you, the court may enter a judgment on that citation ordering that person or entity to turn over your assets to the judgment creditor to satisfy your judgment.

This answer does not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should contact an attorney to discuss the particulars of your case.


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