If a court orders money paid by one party to a lawsuit to another (damages, attorneys fees, child support are common examples) the Court will enter a "Judgement" or official record of the money owed. A creditor can garnish wages or bank accounts, but only if a judgement exists in most cases. Filing an order which includes a judgment is called "Recording". When you pay or are paid money owed on a judgment, a document called a "Satisfaction" is recorded, which is an official record that the money is no longer owed.
The Clerk's office maintains the records of all judgments recorded in Superior court. You can look up on the AOC website to see if a judgement has been recorded or satisfied. the links for those offices are below: