smallest legal monthly amount

by David
(Chaplin, CT)

What is the smallest legal amount I can pay and they have to accept it. I was recently sued, and they won concerning that I owe the debt. I am going to appeal because the judge ordered a $38 dollar per week payment. He made this order outside of court time with nobody present, not even myself. I am out of work and can't afford this payment.

What is my best option? I was once sued for medical many years ago and I told them I would pay $5 per month and they had to accept it. I basically told the judge what the order was going to be. Strange. What do I do now?

Thanks David

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May 05, 2012
smallest legal monthly amount


If a judge orders you to pay a certain amount of money to the creditor or collector who sued you, you are legally obligated to pay it. If you don't, the plaintiff in the lawsuit (whoever sued you) has the right to try to enforce the court judgment by asking the court for permission to have your wages garnished, to take an asset you own, to levy your bank account (take money out of it) or put a lien on one of your assets.

If you make so little that you cannot afford to
pay the judgment amount, you can try to get it reduced by filing an appeal. Call the office of the court clerk to find out the process for an appeal. However, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful. In the end, what counts is not how much you want to pay, but what the court says you must pay. In other words, the court has the final word.

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