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Q: What is Motion To Compel Answers To Post-Judgment Interrogatories

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Tanner Woods Pittman
Tanner Woods Pittman
  • LaGrange, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Post-judgment interrogatories come into play in a case when one party has already "lost." This losing party presumably owes money pursuant to the judgment to the winning party.

Naturally, the winning party wants to collect on the judgment and so will frequently use the court's power to ask questions, called "interrogatories" of the losing party.

These questions must be answered, or a legal sanction can be imposed upon the loser. A "motion to compel" the answers to post-judgment interrogatories implies that the moving party served the loser with interrogatories, which then weren't answered as required by law. The motion seeks to compel (meaning "require" or "force") the losing party to answer, under penalty of law if he/she does not.

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