A child support judgment is the court decision that mandates a party pay child support. When someone has an outstanding balance on their child support payments, he or she is a child support debtor. Due to the nature of child support, the payment of child support debt takes priority over any other debt, except outstanding state income tax, that might be taken out of a person’s wages or funds.
Child support judgment searches are an important part of a legal professional’s job. The state of New Jersey requires legal professionals to determine if the clients they represent are not child support debtors before allowing their client to receive net proceeds from any settlement, judgment, inheritance or award. Additionally, if the “determination,” or outcome of the search, demonstrates that a client is a child support debtor, the legal professional who initiated the search needs to arrange with the client, and the Probation Division of the Superior Court, for the child support debt to be paid out of the sum of money the client would have received. Here’s how to complete a successful NJ child support search in 2019.
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A lien is essentially a claim put on a piece of property owned by someone else. For example, when a party takes out a loan to purchase a house or other piece of property, they sign a contract agreeing to pay back the debt they owe. Due to the amount being borrowed by the purchaser, which is typically an amount larger than a normal purchase, the creditor requires some form of security in the event the debtor stops paying back or defaults on the debt they owe.
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Did you know that a large amount of important information is freely available to the public through public records searches? If you’re a title, legal or lending professional, you know the importance of dependable public search results. However, you may not know the full range of useful information that public records can provide. Let’s explore in depth the benefits and applications of public records information.
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One of the most informative tools to use when looking for the outcome of a lawsuit is a record search. Record searches allow attorneys and individuals to research the outcomes of judgments on certain cases and civil actions. Records searches can contain child support judgments, judgment liens and patriot name searches. Learn about these three types of judgment searches and discover how they can be applied and used to facilitate and resolve real-world scenarios.
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Foreclosure proceedings can be complicated, with numerous steps, details and due diligences that can’t be overlooked. Whether you’re a firm entrusted with finding all the relevant property records before proceedings begin, an attorney assisting a client in foreclosing on a Tax Sale Certificate, or a title company trying to secure underwriting on a property, it’s important to find and use the resources that ensure your foreclosure proceedings are conducted in compliance with the law—so, what are those resources? Read on to find out the right searches, certificates, status reports and abstracts to safeguard every party’s investment in a tax sale foreclosure.
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Owning a business is no easy feat; apart from day to day operations, the legal side of owning a business can be confusing and daunting. Laws differ by state, with businesses requiring different paperwork and certificates in order to operate legally and successfully. One of the major components of operating a business legally is a Certificate of Good Standing, also known as a Certificate of Existence, or Certificate of Authorization. In this blog, we’ll explain what a Certificate of Good Standing is, how to get one and what it means for your business and others that want to do business with you.
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Child support cases and rulings can be tricky to understand and keep up with after a ruling has been reached, equally for the custodial parent and non-custodial parent. Even more confusing are the ramifications that child support payments can have on future court rulings involving the debtor. Depending on the court ruling, these effects are complicated further if the debtor maintains a record of child support payments that have not been paid to satisfaction.
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