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Checklist for Motion to Renew Judgment

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    Checklist for Motion to Renew Judgment

    ; You must complete a form before you file it. These instructions will help you complete the forms.

     ; The judicial services representative cannot complete a form for you.

     ; Attach a copy of any document referred to in the form.

     ; Keep a copy of all documents for your records.

     ; Attend all court hearings.

     ; Some forms may not apply in your case.

(1) Coversheet

     Print your name and address and those of the other parties and lawyers (if

    known).

     In the blank line next to “Total claim for damages” print the amount you are

    claiming is owed on the judgment.” A jury trial is not permitted for motions so

    check “no.”

     Under “Motion to Renew Judgment” check the box next to the range of money

    that you are claiming is owed on the judgment. That determines your filing fee.

     Your case will have already been classified when it was originally filed, so you

    can leave page 2 blank.

    (2) Motion to Renew Judgment

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or Purchaser/Assignee.

     Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment even if you are

    not the original judgment creditor.

     If you want to ask for a hearing, check the box next to “hearing requested.” If

    there is no hearing, the judge will decide the motion based on the papers that

    have been filed. If one party requests a hearing and the other party does not,

    both parties are still allowed an opportunity to present oral arguments, if a

    hearing is held.

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Attach any required documents and forms.

     Date and sign the form.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form, attachments and certificate of service with the judicial

    services representative.

    (3) Stipulation

    ; If you and the other party agree about the motion, work with the other party to

    complete the stipulation and file it with the motion. The stipulation must be

    completed and signed by the other party.

    ; The other party should send the forms and attachments back to you to attach

    to the motion and file with the judicial services representative.

    (4) Affidavit Supporting the Motion

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or Purchaser/Assignee. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment.

     Paragraph (1): Print the date the judge signed the original judgment or its last

    renewal by motion, whichever is later. If the judgment was earlier renewed by

    a lawsuitnot a motionclaiming non-payment, that is treated as an original

    judgment. Check whether the judgment was entered against

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent. Print the date on which the

    judgment expires.

    ; A judgment usually expires 8 years from the latest of:

    o the date the judge signed the judgment;

    o the date the debtor acknowledged the judgment in writing;

    o the date the debtor promised to pay in writing; or

    o the date the debtor last made a payment.

    There are circumstances that stop the statute of limitations from runningat

    least temporarily. You may want to talk with a lawyer if you are claiming that

    the expiration is more than 8 years after the judge signed the judgment.

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     Paragraph (2): Check whether you are the original judgment creditor or

    someone who has purchased or been assigned the judgment.

     Paragraph (3): Use the table to show the amount of the judgment, the

    additional costs and fees that are permitted and the amount paid by the

    debtor. Calculate the post-judgment interest amount.

    o If there is a contract establishing the post-judgment interest rate, use that

    rate to calculate the amount. If there is no contract, the post-judgment

    interest rate is determined by the year in which the judgment was entered.

    For the post-judgment interest rates for judgments entered since 1993,

    see our webpage on Post-Judgment Interest Rates.

     If you are using copies of checks as evidence of payments, use a black

    marker to obliterate the account number and routing number. Do not include

    any private or protected information on this form. When filed, this form is a

    public record. Rule 4-202.09(9) requires that you omit from a public record

    any information that is not itself public information. For a list of records, data

    and information classified as public, private, and protected, see Rule 4-202.02.

     Paragraph (4): This is a necessary condition established by statute. Make

    sure that it is true before signing the affidavit.

     Paragraph (5): Print the date on which the motion and affidavit are served,

    and check the correct box to show whether the debtor or debtor’s lawyer was

    served. Check the correct box to show the method of service and print the

    requested information about where the documents were sent.

     Paragraph (6): This is a necessary condition. Make sure that it is true before

    signing the affidavit.

     Paragraph (7): If the debtor stipulates to renewal of the judgment, check the

    box and attach the stipulation.

     Attach any required documents and forms.

     Date and sign the form in front a court clerk or notary public. Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form, attachments and certificate of service with the judicial

    services representative.

    (5) Memorandum Supporting the Motion

    ; The parties have a right to file a memorandum that explains the authority for

    their legal arguments, but usually there are no legal issues in a motion to

    renew judgment. The issues usually are fact issuesWho paid for what? And

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    how much? Facts should be claimed in the Affidavits Supporting or Opposing

    the Motion.

    ; If you do file a Memorandum Supporting the Motion:

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent, a witness

    for the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent. Or add to the form that you are

    the Purchaser or Assignee of the judgment or witness or attorney for the

    Purchaser/Assignee.

     Check the correct box to show whether the court is the District or Justice

    Court. Print the judicial district number, the county name and the court

    address on the blank lines. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the

    judgment. Check the box to show that the memorandum opposes the motion.

    Print the name of the motion on the blank line.

     Paragraph (1): Check the correct box to show that the motion is supported by

    the law. State your argument why the motion is supported by the law. Do not include any private or protected information on this form. When filed,

    this form is a public record. Rule 4-202.09(9) requires that you omit from a

    public record any information that is not itself public information. For a list of

    records, data and information classified as public, private, and protected, see

    Rule 4-202.02.

     Attach any required documents and forms.

     Date and sign the form.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form, attachments and certificate of service with the judicial

    services representative.

    (6) Affidavit Opposing the Motion

    ; An Affidavit Opposing the Motion is a document filed by the other party. If the

    debtor does not agree to the motion, they must file an Affidavit Opposing the

    Motion within 10 days after the motion is served on them.

    ; If the debtor files an Affidavit Opposing the Motion, you may file a Reply to

    that Affidavit. If the other party does not file an Affidavit Opposing the Motion,

    you may file a Request to Submit for Decision.

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    (7) Reply Affidavit (if applicable)

    ; If the other party files an Affidavit Opposing the Motion, you may file a Reply,

    but only to respond to something being raised for the first time in the opposing

    affidavit. If the opposing affidavit and its supporting documents merely make

    statements of fact against the points you made in your motion and affidavit,

    then you cannot file a reply.

    ; If you file a Reply, you must file and serve it within 5 days after the Opposing

    Affidavit is served on you.

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are a witness or the

    attorney for the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee.

     Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment.

     Paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(A): Check the correct box to show whether the

    statement is from the Opposing Affidavit or Opposing Memorandum. Print the

    number of the paragraph from the document that you disagree with. Quote

    the statement exactly.

     Paragraphs (1)(B) and (2)(B): Explain why you disagree.

     Omit any private or protected information. When filed, this document is a

    public record. Rule 4-202.09(9) requires that you omit from a public record

    any information that is not itself public information. For a list of records, data

    and information classified as public, private, and protected, see Rule 4-202.02.

     Attach any required documents and forms.

     Date and sign the form before a court clerk or notary public. Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form and certificate of service with the judicial services

    representative.

    (8) Request to Submit for Decision

    ; The motion and other documents will not be given to the judge to decide until

    one of the parties completes and files a Request to Submit for Decision.

    Either party may file a Request, but someone must do so.

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    ; Do not file the Request to Submit for Decision until after the Reply to the

    Statement Opposing the Motion has been filed or the time for filing has

    passed. (5 days after the Statement Opposing the Motion was served.) ; If the parties stipulate to the motion, file the Request to Submit for Decision

    with the Motion, Stipulation and proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of

    Law and Order.

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or the

    attorney for the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent. Or add to the

    form that you are the Purchaser or Assignee of the judgment or the attorney

    for the Purchaser/Assignee.

     Check the correct box to show whether the court is the District, Juvenile or

    Justice Court. Print the judicial district number, the county name and the court

    address on the blank lines. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the

    complaint/petition.

     If you want to ask for a hearing, check the box next to “hearing requested.” If

    there is no hearing, the judge will decide the motion based on the papers that

    have been filed. If one party requests a hearing and the other party does not,

    both parties are still allowed an opportunity to present oral arguments, if a

    hearing is held.

     Paragraph (1): Print the name of the motion to be submitted for decision and

    the date the motion was served on the other party.

     Paragraphs (2) - (4): Check the correct boxes and print the dates to show

    which documents have been filed and served.

     Paragraph (5): Check the correct box to show whether you request a hearing. Date and sign the form.

     Attach the required documents.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form and certificate of service with the judicial services

    representative.

    (9) Notice of Hearing

    ; If you have requested a hearing, call the judge’s judicial assistant to find out

    whether your request has been granted. Schedule the hearing with the

    assistant and complete this form. Select a date that is convenient for you, the

    other party and the court. Otherwise, do not file this form.

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     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check the correct box to show whether the court is the District, Juvenile or

    Justice Court. Print the judicial district number, the county name and the court

    address on the blank lines. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the

    complaint/petition.

     Identify Plaintiff/Petitioner and Defendant/Respondent by name and address.

    Or add the Purchaser/Assignee’s name and address.

     Print the name of the motion on the blank line. Print the date and time of the

    hearing. Print also the judge’s name and courtroom number for the hearing.

     Date and sign the form.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form with the judicial services representative.

    (10) Attend the Hearing

    ; If there is a hearing, be sure to attend.

    (11) Notice of Amount Due on Renewed Judgment

    ; Post-judgment interest will accumulate on the judgment after the Motion to

    Renew Judgment is filed. And there might be transactions after the motion is

    filed, such as costs by the creditor or payments by the debtor. If the Motion to

    Renew Judgment is granted, use this form to notify the judge of the amount

    due on the date the renewed judgment is effective.

    ; This form should be completed after the judge has granted the motion and

    before he or she has signed the renewed judgment. Unless the renewed

    judgment is granted by default, both parties should agree to the amount

    based on the judge’s decision and sign the form. This form should be filed

    with the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order (Judgment) on

    Motion.

    ; The renewed judgment will be effective on the date the judge signs it or the

    date on which the statute of limitations on the former judgment expires,

    whichever date is earlier.

    ; If you complete and file the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order

    (Judgment) on Motion and this form:

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

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    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or Purchaser/Assignee. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment.

     Paragraph (1): Print the date on which the Motion to Renew Judgment was

    filed.

     Paragraph (2): This is a necessary condition. Make sure that it is true before

    signing the form.

     Paragraph (3): Estimate the dates on which the renewed judgment might be

    effective and calculate the amount due on those dates.

    o If the statute of limitations on the former judgment expired after the Motion

    to Renew Judgment was filed, the renewed judgment will be effective on

    that date.

    o If the renewed judgment will be effective on the date the judge signs it,

    estimate the dates on which the judge might sign it. Provide the

    information for several dates because it will take some time for the court to

    process the filing.

    o File this document with the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and

    Order (Judgment) on the Motion.

     Date and sign the form. Unless the renewed judgment is granted by default,

    both parties should agree to the amount based on the judge’s decision.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

     File the original form and attachments with the judicial services representative.

    File this document with the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order

    (Judgment) on the Motion.

    (12) Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order (Judgment) on Motion ; The Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order might be completed at

    different times, depending on how the case is decided. There are two

    documents: the Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law; and the Order, and

    they are usually prepared together.

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or Purchaser/Assignee. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment.

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     If the parties stipulate to the motion, or if the other party defaults on the

    motion, complete the rest of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and

    Order so that they agree with the motion.

     If the motion is not stipulated and not granted by default, do not complete the

    rest of the documents unless you are told to do so. Either the judge will

    complete the rest of the documents or tell one of the parties to do so. Attach any required documents or forms.

    ; If there is a hearing, the judge will decide the issues and will tell one of the

    parties to prepare the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order. Listen

    carefully to the judge’s decision. The documents must agree with that

    decision, and you may have to prepare them.

     If you are told to prepare the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order,

    complete all of them except the judge’s signature. What you write in the

    documents must agree with what the judge decided.

     Date and sign the proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order

    under the phrase: “approved as to form.”

     Within 15 days after being told to prepare the documents, serve them on the

    other party by one of the methods described in the certificate of service.

    URCP 5 governs service.

     The other party has 5 days in which to object.

     File the original Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order and the

    Certificate of Service with the judicial services representative after the time to

    object has ended.

    (13) Notice of Judgment

    ; If you prepared the judgment, or if the judge says you have to serve the

    signed judgment:

     Print your name and contact information at the top of the first page. Check

    whether you are the Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or

    Purchaser/Assignee of the judgment. Or whether you are the attorney for the

    Plaintiff/Petitioner or Defendant/Respondent or Purchaser/Assignee. Complete the heading exactly as it appears in the judgment.

     Attach any required documents and forms.

     Date and sign the form.

     Complete the Certificate of Service.

     Serve the form and any attachments on the other party by one of the methods

    described in the certificate of service. URCP 5 governs service.

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File the original form and attachments with the judicial services representative.

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