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We received a civil claim for money from two debtors. It has

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We received a civil claim for money from two debtors. It has a court date set but are we able to settle claim instead of going to court

Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good afternoon. Yes, the parties to a suit can settle the claim at any time before a judge awards a judgment. If settled, the parties would simply notify the court that the case has been settled by the parties and the plaintiff would file a motion to dismiss that would then be signed by the judge.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

would they rather us settle the debt than go to court. it was mailed to us and not served by sheriff dept.

Yes....plaintiffs would always rather settle; going to trial is always the path of last recourse for a plaintiff.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

can this hurt my husbands top secret security clearance. he has already met with the investigator and this claim was dated november 26.


I'm sorry, but I can't answer that because I don't have enough facts and don't know what the parameters would be for whoever is in charge of your husband's particular security clearance.