Obtaining a judgment often requires significant time and effort for litigants. Unfortunately, just having a judgment does not mean immediate payment. Collection is often required.
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When a party obtains a judgment in a civil case, that party becomes what is called a “judgment-creditor.” The party that owes the judgment, which is a debt, is a “judgment-debtor.” While a judgment-creditor may be relieved to have won a judgment, that fact alone does not equal payment in all cases.