A small claims judgment is final. It is rendered by the judge from the bench, or in writing after being taken under advisement.
Judgment by default
A judgment may be rendered by default when the defendant took no part in the trial or failed to attend the hearing.
Revocation of judgment
A defendant can apply for the revocation of a judgment rendered by default, for a valid reason.
Voluntary execution of a judgment
The debtor has 30 days from the date of the judgment to pay the amount owed directly to the creditor.
Forced execution of a judgment
If the debtor who fails to execute the judgment within the time limit, the creditor can apply measures to force execution.
Last update: September 9, 2021