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How do I collect a small claims judgement ?

Discussion in 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' started by smannuus, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. smannuus

    smannuus Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I won a small claims verdict of $2000 from my landllord who was refusing to return my deposit.
    The defendent did not pay me within 6 weeks of the date of verdict
    I applied for an OEX ( order of examination) . He did not appear in court.
    The judge has ordered a bench warrant . I have a hunch he will not come to court in-spite of bench warrant being served .
    If he is held guilty of contempt of court what is the next step to make him pay ?

    I dont hv his social security no,driver license ,bank acct no etc , just his res. addr and phone no.He lives on rent as in income and doesnt hv a job and doesnt care about credit history.
     
  2. JohnMacek

    JohnMacek New Member

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    What state are you in?

    If possible, third party levy his tenants and place a lien on the property that he owns.
     
  3. lwpat

    lwpat Moderator

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    You need to file the judgment witht he clerk of court and get a Writ of Execution from the Sheriff.
     

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