Damages is money awarded by the court to make up for injury or loss that a party suffered.
Debt settlement companies are businesses that promise to help you get rid of your debts. They usually charge you a fee to negotiate with your creditors and make a repayment plan.
A debtor is someone who owes money. For example, a debtor can be someone who owes money on a mortgage, car loan, line of credit, phone bill, or credit card.
Debts are money that a person owes, for example, a mortgage, line of credit, or car loan.
A deed is a legal document that proves you are the owner of a specific piece of land (real estate).
Being in default is when you don’t do something you legally agreed to do. For example, defaulting on a loan means that you didn’t pay back some or all of the money that you owed in the time you were supposed to pay it.
A default hearing is a court hearing where the person who pays support has to explain why they haven't been making support payments.
The defendant is the person or company being sued in court.
In civil court, a defendant is the person or company being sued. In criminal court, a defendant is the person who’s been charged with a crime.