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There shouldn't be an arrest warrant issued for failing to pay a civil judgment other than child support or alimony. Can you explain what happened?
I filed a MA small claim for $7,000 for rent owed. their attorney filed a bogus counterclaim in the same amount. I didn't show so the judge dismissed my case and awarded a judgment to my tenant. now live in florida.
It would be illegal for an arrest warrant to be issued based on someone receiving a civil judgment against you. How did you hear about the warrant?
in ma small claim rules, if you don't show up to arrange payment of the judgment, they will issue a warrant.
Florida isn't going to honor that and if anybody challenges it then it will be illegal. We don't have debtor's jail here in the US.
They can't jail you for failing to pay or make payment arrangements on a civil debt.
can you site the fl and ma law
I can't cite anything there is no law that allows it.
I can't cite something which doesn't exist.
ok, thank you. can I print your answers or can you email me out conversation?
Once you issue your Positive Rating the format will change to a Q and A and you can print it using your browser's print function.
I can ask the moderators to email you a copy but I'm not sure if they do or how long it takes but I know the browser print method works.
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