Don't let this happen. You can either move out, or you can appeal. To appeal, you'll have three options.
1. Cash Bond. You pay an amount set by the court, pay filing fees, and wait for the county to send notice of the new trial setting;
2. Surety Bond. You and another resident (who does not live with you) of Harris County swear to be bound to the judgment on appeal. You
pay filing fees and wait for the county to send notice of the new trial setting;
3. Affidavit of Inability to Pay. You file a sworn affidavit with the Court which explains why you are unable to pay the Cash Bond. However, within five days, you must pay one month's rent into the Court's registry (and every future month until your appeal is heard). If the Court accepts your affidavit, you pay no filing fees and wait for the county to send notice of the new trial setting.
While filing the appeal may give you additional time, it does nothing to remove the judgment from your record. Talk to an attorney about how a negotiated settlement can help you move into your new home within a comfortable time frame and without the harm that comes from a judgment for eviction on your record.
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