Woodbridge, VA asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia

Q: Does the court pay tthe plantiff after suing and winning their case. How does the defendant pay.

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Thomas H. Roberts Esq
Thomas H. Roberts Esq
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  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Unless the opposing party posted a bond, winning a case in court gives a party only a piece of paper called a judgment. That piece of paper may not be worth anything - it only give the winning party the right to collect on the judgment. The judgment should be recorded in the clerk's office of any jurisdiction in which the losing party has real estate to constitute a lien against the real estate. Collecting on a judgment may include debtor's interrogatories, garnishment or attachments. All of these require additional legal proceedings. Good luck.

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