1. Find out if you need a Certificate of Judgment

The debtor isn't paying me. How can I find out more about their financial situation?
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1. Find out if you need a Certificate of Judgment

Before you get an examination hearing, you may have to file a Certificate of Judgment. A Certificate of Judgement proves that the court decided your case, and ordered someone to give you back your property or pay you money.

A Certificate of Judgment can only be issued by the court that made the original order. This is called the originating court. There is a fee for each Certificate of Judgment that is issued.

You need a Certificate of Judgment if you want an examination hearing or garnishment in a different city than where the claim was issued. For example, you may want to do this if the person who owes you money has moved to another city.

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Ontario Court Forms
Ministry of the Attorney General
Reviewed: February 23, 2017

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