What is a judgment?
A judgment is an order entered by a court of law indicating the court’s findings. A judgment gives the creditor the right to use additional collection methods to collect the debt owed to them. For example, if the credit card company proves to the court that you owe $5,000, a court may enter a judgment saying that you owe $5,000 (plus costs and interest). The creditor may then use the additional collection methods to get paid.