Q: Looking for a small claims court lawyer in Queens NY
I have a default judgment in my favor, against the defendant from the small claims court for lost personal property damages. I have tried contacting the defendant many times and have had the court sent over the judgment many times but he refuses to respond or make any contact. I want to know what should be my next step? Is there any lawyer that handles small claims court cases that can assist me? Apart from this case, I have another small claim that I need to file regarding the incorrect work done on my car’s radio and electrical issues. I need a lawyer that can help me with both of these cases.
A: What you need is a lawyer who can utilize the judgment enforcement devices found in article 52 of the CPLR, the most common ones being bank levies and wage garnishments. The effectiveness of these procedures depends on whether the defendant has collectible assets: this can be determined from a skip trace investigation.
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