i checked my County public court record and found that i have a judgement pending for court. What should i do for this? Wait until it posts and then settle for a less amount or contact the judge and then pay it in full? i am trying to really help my score but i don't have a lot of money to spend. The public record does not say how much it is, but i think its around 2,000.
Thats the problem, i cant show up in court. im overseas with my job. the court date is set and i wont be back in time. i dont come back until december 07. its for a rent to own tv i purchased ( i know i was young and dumb). its an old account the has resurfaced from about a year ago. thanks to this form and getting smarter with finances i have learned to use money and credit smartly.
Don't let it go to court unanswered. Do you acknowledge the debt? What are your intentions? Do you intend to pay it? If so, I would try to contact the attorney and work it out before it goes to court. If you let it go to court unanswered, the judge could grant a summary judgement against you and it will probably cost you a lot more (court cost, atty fees....).
Another option (if you intend to dispute the debt) is to ask for a continuance stating you are out of the country.