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Turning a Decision into a Judgement

Discussion in 'Alimony & Spousal Support' started by lisaba, Nov 2, 2011.

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  1. lisaba

    lisaba Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I took my ex husband to court for not paying the tiny bit of spousal support he is suppose to pay me, as per the divorce agreement. The Judge found in my favor.

    I then took the Judges signed decision to file it with the Marshall, but was told that in spite of the clear instructions in the decision, the same information needs to be transferred to a judgement form.

    So, I went to the office for self representation in the Supreme Court of New York, and asked the clerk for this form. She had no idea.

    Can someone please tell me:

    A. What form do I need to change a decision into a judgement?

    B. Do I copy exactly what the Judge wrote on the decision onto the judgement form?

    C. Can I hand write the information on the judgement form or must it be typed?

    Thank you.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I presume you went to small claims court in NY State, right?

    If you did, this is the definitive guide to small claims and how one might attempt to collect (and enforce) their judgment.

    http://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/Booklets/SmallClaimsHandbook.pdf


    This is another NYS Court website.

    http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/nyc/smallclaims/pdfs/smallclaims.pdf

    Extra "stuff"

    http://www.nysdivorcelawyer.net/faq.htm

    http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/civil/definitions.shtml

    http://www.divorcesource.com/NY/ARTICLES/barics2.html
     
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  3. lisaba

    lisaba Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I did not go to small claims court. I was in family court.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    What exactly did the judge (court) provide you?

    This might be of value to you.



     
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  5. lisaba

    lisaba Law Topic Starter New Member

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    The judge provided me with a decision in my favor saying that my ex owes this money to me.

    But as I said in my original post--I need to file it with the Marshall, and I can't until I figure out what form it goes on in order for the office in the NY courts to take it. It needs to be a Judgement form (whatever that is?!), not a Decision form.

    So, how do I make the transfer, because I can't file with the Marshall and have all that you posted in your previous comment done unless I file it appropriately according to this (ridiculous) system.
     
  6. Proserpina

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    You hire an attorney to help you.
     
  7. lisaba

    lisaba Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Can't do it. It should be simple--I just need to know what form.
     

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