HOW DO I COLLECT A JUDGMENT I WON IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT?

 

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Winning the lawsuit is not nearly half the battle.  The real work begins when you try to collect on the judgment.

You lent someone $3500 and they promised to pay you back over time.  They make several payments, then stop.  Promises to resume payments “when things get better” are followed by “radio silence” in response to your phone calls and texts.

 

Understandably frustrated by this sequence of events, you sue in small claims court — and you win.  You now have a judgment against the defaulting party.  But how do you collect the judgment?  You’ve read about garnishments, levies, bank freezes and the like.  But what does that all mean?

Here is a good article discussing 10 tips on how to get started collecting your judgment.

Winning a lawsuit is just the start.  Collecting on the money judgment is the hard part.  You may want to consult with professionals who focus exclusively on the collection of judgments.

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