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I have a pending payment this is due March 1st as part of a civil suit settlement in Illinois (it's one of 84 structured monthly payments; I have paid 12 so far). I don't have the funds to make a payment. Plantiff has indicated that they will give me notice of default and file for a default judgment on March 2. If I pay within 30 days of March 1, will the court allow me to get back on the agreed upon monthly payment plan? In other words, is a grace period available/implied (it's not mentioned in our settlement agreement). I'm concerned that the plantiff will start to garnish wages.
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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Please note, I cannot comment on your specific situation, as this services is only limited to general information and for any legal advice / legal service you should contact your local attorney.

Generally, there is no implied grace period, unless specifically stated in the settlement agreement and the creditor can in fact give notice of default and obtain default judgment, even if the debtor attempts to make a payment as soon as a day after the monthly due date, the creditor can refuse the payment and obtain a default judgment.

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