First, you can try talking to the creditor to see if he or she is willing to work out a payment plan with you. Remind the creditor that you want to pay but that you just do not have the money to pay it all at once. The creditor may decide he or she would rather have some money a little at a time than nothing at all.
If you work something out, make sure all the details are in writing. The agreement should include due dates, grace periods (if any), if and how interest will accrue, where you should send the payments, what form of payment will be accepted, and who you should make the payments to. Make sure you keep detailed records and proof of your payments.
If the other side does not agree to a payment plan, you can try asking the court for one.
Note: This option affects the interest because it may stop all interest from accumulating until the entire judgment is paid off. So if you have questions about how a payment plan can affect you, talk to a lawyer or the small claims advisor. Click for help finding a lawyer.