Civil Judgment Search
A civil judgment is the final order of a court after a civil lawsuit.
If the civil court decrees money is owed as a result of economic losses or damages, it will issue a judgment ordering one or more parties to pay certain dollar amounts to the other party(s); this is often referred to as a "money judgment."
A civil judgment search can offer a significant ancillary advantage when conducting an asset search to establish the financial status of an individual or as a form of due diligence, or useful in other ways, such as helping to determine whether a property purchase is a sound investment. Manufacturer’s defects, improper repairs after a flood or fire, and property disputes, for instance, often lead to money judgments.
Our nationwide search for civil judgments can promptly identify historical and recent judgment filings.
Depending upon your specific needs, name-based or address-based searches can be performed to identify judgments associated with a specific individual, entity, or parcel of real property. These searches also include small claims judgments.
Our Civil Judgment Search Benefits
- Identify the names of all debtors associated with a specific judgment
- Determine the original filing date of a judgment
- Identify the filing number associated with each judgment found
- Determine the dollar amount of each judgment
- Identify the filing locations
- Verify whether or not a judgment has been released by the creditor
- Provide the judgment’s release date
- Determine if a judgment is still active and enforceable
Civil judgment searches are excellent tools for identifying businesses’ or individuals’ existing debt obligations and are often paired with tax lien searches, as both represent records of debt.