Q: Need help on how to collect on my small claims judgment.
A month ago I had taken my ex roommate to court. I won my case in small claim court. I have tried to contact the defendant to arrange payments, but he refuses to pay/contact me back. I have been told that I can set up garnishments for where ever he might work. The problem is I can not find out where he works. He has deleted all his online accounts like facebook so he can not be traced. I have no idea on how to track where he is working at. The only way I can think of is to follow him around, if I can find him, and hope he would lead me to where he works. The problem with this would be stalking. I have tried to look up any other options that I might have, but have been unsuccessful. I was also told that if I could find out where he banks at I could try to garnish his account(s), but again I have no idea where that would be. Any help I can get would be welcomed. Thank you for your time.
A: Welcome to the world of collections. Getting the judgment is often the easy part. It’s tough to find employment and banking information. The good news is that your judgment is good for 10 years before it will need to be revived and it will accumulate interest. You could try to find a collection attorney to work on a contingency basis.
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