I was taken to court and evicted in WI last March do I still need to pay the landlord?

Last March I was taken to court and evicted from a property in WI, where the landlord waited 6 months to evict me from. He knew I was having financial problems and was trying to find another place to stay. He knew I just had a baby and seemed very understanding that I would get caught up on the past due rent, which I had every intention of doing so. Long story short I was not able to find another place to live for me and my children and he ultimately took me to court. My fiance at the time sent me money for a one way ticket out of the country to come be with him. I informed the judge of my plans and he only told me he wanted me to complete a financial disclosure form before I left. I did so and have not heard from anyone since regarding what I owe the previous landlord. I am now starting to finally get back on my feet, yes I am back in the USA, and am wondering how to proceed.On Wisconsin’s circuit court access website it just shows the amount of the civil judgment, does that mean I owe that amount? I’m confused by it all. I don’t want to have a huge amount being owed and not know about it. Yes I was wrong to let it go this long so please don’t judge me for it. Also does a eviction stay on your record for 10 years after the court date or after everything has been paid? thank you so much for any and all advice!

Posted in Uncategorized.

One Comment

  1. If the landlord has a civil judgment against you for “X” dollars, then that is what you owe. If you have already paid it, then you can file a “satisfaction of judgment” with the court so it will no longer show up.

    If I were you, I’d go to the clerk’s office and get a copy of the judgment – if any – that was filed. Then I’d contact the landlord or his attorney to make payment arrangements.

Leave a Reply