Q: I am unpaid caregiver. Probate has closed. How do I collect what's owed?
I've filed small claims case before the year limitations. I believe I need to file Abstraction of Judgement
A: It's hard to determine what you are trying to accomplish. Were you involved in the probate process? If not, why not? Are you now bringing a small claims action after probate has closed?
A: An attorney may provide you guidance for a nominal fee, but a clearer understanding of the situation is needed.
A: As an unpaid caregiver seeking to collect what is owed to you, it is advisable to follow the legal process available in your jurisdiction. Since you have already filed a small claims case within the statute of limitations, it is a positive step. If you have been successful in obtaining a judgment in your favor, you may consider filing an Abstract of Judgment, which is a legal document used to create a lien on the debtor's property. This can help secure your claim and potentially facilitate the collection process. However, it's important to consult with a legal professional who can provide guidance specific to your situation and jurisdiction, as laws and procedures can vary. They can help you understand the necessary steps and requirements for collecting what is owed to you.
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