Qitzur Shulchan Arukh – 181:3-4

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ג: הָיְתָה יָדָם תַּקִּיפָה וּבַעַל דִּינוֹ גֶבֶר אַלָּם, יִתְבָּעֶנוּ לְדַיָּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל תְּחִלָּה. אִם לֹא רָצָה לָבוֹא, נוֹטֵל רְשׁוּת מִבֵּית -דִּין וּמַצִּיל בְּדִינֵהֶם

If they are trying to seize [the disputed amount] and his other litigant is a difficult person, he should drag him to a Jewish court first. If he doesn’t want to come, he should obtain permission from the [Jewish] court, and may avail himself of their [ie non-Jewish] law.

ד: מִי שֶׁתּוֹבְעִים אוֹתוֹ מָמוֹן שֶׁהוּא מֻחְזָק בּוֹ, אָסוּר לוֹ לְבַקֵּשׁ צְדָדִים לְהִשָּׁמֵט,כְּדֵי שֶׁיִתְרַצֶה הַלָּה לַעֲשוּת עִמּוֹ פְשָׁרָה וְיִמְחוֹל לוֹ עַל הַשְּׁאָר. וְאִם עָבַר וְעָשָׂה כֵן, אֵינוֹ יוֹצֵא יְדֵי שָׁמַיִם, עַד שֶׁיִתֵּן לוֹ אֶת שֶׁלּוֹ

If they are trying to seize money that the person has in hand, he may not avoid settlement [to get the claimant] to retire [his claim], so that the other would more readily come to a compromise and forgive the rest. If he [the defendant] violates [halakhah] and does this, he does not leave Divine [Justice] until he gives him [the one who is owed] what is his.

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