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I have a judgement for 200 dollars but the law office says I owe them 400
So I checked my credit report a while back and I saw a judgement for 200 from a dr bill that never got paid. I went to the courthouse to pay it, and they directed it to a law office who handles the judgements for that particular dr office. I called the law office and they said that with all the lawyer fees that I now owe 400 dollars. My question is, am I only required to pay the judgement amount? Or in cases like this is it normal for the person in debt to have to pay all these extra fees? Thank you!

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get a copy of the judgement.....

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I suggest you pay for a copy of the judgement.  It likely allows for attorney/court filing fees to be included.  Since that information isn't completely ready at the time of the judgement, it is usually allowed to be tacked on to the judgement with-in a certain amount of time.  The unknown additional fees (like attorney fees) are usually allowed to be added later with an invoice of services provided to the court.

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