Buffalo, NY asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: If I win a money judgment, how quickly can I expect to be paid? What if the other party appeals?

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  • Montclair, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: It's on you to enforce the judgment, you can do this by issuing information subpoenas w/ restraining notices to banks.

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  • Scarsdale, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: That totally depends. First off, a money judgment is only a piece of paper. You o that totally depends. First off, a judgement is nothing but paper ( this is called a transcript of judgment and you are lawyer needs to pick it up from the court where made). Next step. You or a lawyer representing you must go to the county clerks office and file the transcript of judgment along with one of two documents. Each of which is a separate way to get your money. An income execution garnishes wages, but if defendant does not have a job, you should file a property execution. A property execution allows you to sell as much of the defendants property as needed to get your money. Once filed The clerk if you a stamp copy in the transcript of judgment to bring to the Marshall or private The quote you a stamped copy in the transcript of judgment to bring to the marshal and he will go on enforce the same. In New York defendants have 20 days to pay unless a stipulation extending the time to pay is filed and excepted by you ( it is generally a matter of courtesy to give 45 days via stipulation)

Private law firms, including ours, I can do this entire process for you for a certain percentage of the judgement or a flat fee (client's choice).

Phones are allowed to charge between 0% and 33% of the total amount of judgment to do this… Or firm charges 10% of the judgment or a flat fee of $750, whichever is less because we appreciate our clients.

If you would like to have a free consultation with me over the phone feel free… My information is below.

Law office of Aubrey Galloway Esq III PC

2 Overhill rd - suite 400

Scarsdale NY, 10583.

Aubrey

Hope that helps

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