A judgment is the official decision of a court of law at the completion of a lawsuit. It usually stipulates a monetary award to the plaintiff that is ordered to be paid by the defendant. Judgments are decrees against individuals, not properties. A common example of a judgment occurring is when a client owes an unpaid debt to a business. A judgment can order the client to pay the monies owed. Liens and judgments are useful to attorneys and collection companies who do collection work, and other credit and financial-related businesses who want target those who have obtained debt. Attorneys will also use the liens and judgments database to solicit the defendant to offer legal services. Financial advisors use the liens and judgments database to offer help to those in financial trouble.