Installment Payments

Parties are encouraged to discuss an agreement for installment payments on the same day as the trial to avoid having to make another trip to court.

An agreement for installment payments becomes part of the judgment when entered at the time of trial. No proceedings to collect the judgment occur as long as the defendant makes the payments.

If the defendant does not make the payments, the plaintiff files a "Motion to Set Aside Installment Payments." When the payment agreement is set aside, the plaintiff proceeds to collect with garnishments or any other means provided by law.