Santa Fe, NM asked in Collections for New Mexico

Q: If a company won a judgement but they never made contact, can I just ignore?

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Arun Arjan Melwani

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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: No. Winning the judgement is just the first step for the company. After winning the judgement they have to collect on the debt. They will usually ask the court for an order from the judge that will allow them to take money from your bank account or from your wages. They also could file the judgement with the county clerk and the judgement will turn into a lien against any real property that you may own or acquire in the future. You should call an attorney right away to address your situation.

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