Collecting on Judgments

It is often thought that after you receive a judgment in your favor your work is done. However, collecting on a judgment can be difficult and require significant more time and work. There are methods that are important to take advantage of to ensure that you receive payment.

There are many ways to collect on judgments if the other party is unwilling or claims they are unable to pay. If the party claims they are unable to pay, the first thing to do is have their financial records examined. The court can force the party to produce their records and then determine what to garnish or sell in order to pay what they owe. Then you can collect on the judgment through wage garnishment, a lien on their property, or levying bank accounts. In some circumstances the court may be willing to suspend the debtor’s drivers license until their debt is paid. Therefore, while it is not always easy to collect on a judgment, there are many ways to ensure that you receive the money you are owed.