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What can happen if there is a judgment against you and you cannot pay?

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February 11, 2007 8:26PM

A judgment creditor can execute the judgment in whatever methods are allowed under the laws of the state in which the judgment debtor resides. The preferred method is by wage garnishment. Other possible methods are, levy of bank accounts (including those that are joint) seizure and liquidation of non exempt property belonging to the debtor and a lien against real property or the portion of such that is owned by the debtor.