My understanding of your facts is that a lawsuit has been filed and you have reached a settlement. Unless the “agreement”/court order states otherwise, you will have thirty days from when the judge signs the order to make the payment, and your attorney should receive the final judgment or can go to the courthouse and retreive it from the file.
If, instead, you have signed an agreement outside of court, a “contract”, you must follow the terms of the contract. Practically speaking, the other party’s remedy will be a breach of contract action that will take much longer than 30 days to resolve.
Ketan P. Soni
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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