Q: How do I enforce a judgement if the person it's against won't pay?
I won a small judgement against my previous landlord and as soon as we walked out of the courtroom the landlord told me the judge was wrong and she wasn't going to pay. Can I place a lean against her?
A: One who has a small claims judgment has the same post-judgment remedies as any other judgment creditor. You may execute on on the debtor’s property, you may have a garnishment issued against the defendant’s assets or wages, you may have an asset hearing. You could also file a lien against the debtor's property. If you know where their bank is, garnishment is often the most expedient. Collection is often times more difficult than obtaining the judgment. Best of luck.
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