You have a judgment. Now what?
Following the award of a judgment in your favor, we pursue collecting on that judgment. A judgment gives you an advantage because you now have the court’s permission to aggressively pursue monies owed through many legal means.
The debtor with a judgment against them is legally obligated to the following in order to aid us in collecting the debt:
- Answering questions about their activities
- Producing documents for our review
- Complying with Writs of Garnishment or Writs of Execution
- Sitting for a deposition
- Failure to fully cooperate can result in appearing before a judge or facing jail time
The process we generally follow is outlined below:
- File abstracts in the property records of all counties in which the debtor has or might acquire property as well as credit agencies. An abstract provides details about the judgment and the debtor.
- Investigate the debtor to determine what assets are available for execution. This process usually begins with checking free public records.
- File a Writ of Execution, with which a constable collects non-exempt assets from the debtor.
- In large cases, we can initiate Turnover Proceedings, asking a judge to order specific assets be turned over from the debtor to you.