Collecting a Judgment

If you win a Judgment from the Court, this does not mean that you get a check at the end of the case. Often, you have to take steps to find and collect the judgment. This section will tell you what you need to do to collect a judgment without hiring an attorney.

Learn about judgments, the final decision of the court after trial, inquest, default, stipulation or motion. Read about entry and satisfaction of judgments.

Finding the Debtor’s Money
Learn ways to find out about the Debtor’s money and property. Read about Information Subpoenas. Read this section before reading Collection Basics.

Collection Basics
Read this section to learn about the collection process and the basic tools to use to enforce a judgment.

People Who Collect the Money
After you find the Debtor’s money there are Enforcement Officers you can hire to collect the judgment.

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