Awarded a Judgment?
the judgment with the Internet Civil Judgment Registry
for $19.95 so others can find it for free.
$200.00 basic asset report
to see if it is practical to pursue immediate
collection. If there are assets, proceed to the
next legal step.
This step is usually a court-ordered requirement for the
Defendant to detail all assets, income and debts.
Depending on the state, it may be called a Debtor's Exam
If the Defendant fails to comply,
a Contempt of Court may be issued, which means the
Defendant can go to jail for not providing the asset
If the Defendant doesn't respond, you don't have to wait
for an arrest. You can use the asset information
in the report to garnish pay checks, levy bank accounts
and put liens on real estate. You may also be able to
file for a Writ of Execution to seize the Defendant's
non-exempt personal property.
not give up. You must be persistent. Every
year interest is added to your judgment. If the
Defendant has no significant assets one year, it doesn't
mean things won't turn around the next.
Review the Defendant's situation every year for positive
changes. Judgments can be renewed even after they
expire. So, it is crucial that you look at the
judgment as an investment that you are overseeing and
which you expect will eventually pay off.