Q: If I receive a judgment order, do the documents have to be signed by a court clerk?
I received a Notice of Judgement documents that say Circuit Court of Multnomah, State of Oregon, but was sent from the address of the debt collector. The documents have, also, not been signed by a judge or a court clerk. Is this a valid judgement? Is a judge or a court clerk's signature required?
In most cases, a judgment order must be signed by a judge or a court clerk to be considered valid. The signature of a judge or court clerk serves as proof that the judgment was issued by a court of law and is legally binding.
It is possible that the document you received is not a valid judgment order, especially if it was not signed by a judge or court clerk. It is important to carefully review the document and determine if it is indeed a valid judgment order. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the document and advise you on your legal options.
Additionally, if you are unsure about the validity of the judgment order, you may be able to request a copy of the official court record from the Circuit Court of Multnomah in Oregon. This can help you confirm whether the judgment was indeed issued by the court and whether it is legally binding.
In summary, a valid judgment order typically requires the signature of a judge or court clerk to be considered legally binding. If the document you received does not have a signature, it may not be a valid judgment order, and you may need to seek legal advice to determine your rights and options.
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