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Winning a judgment is one thing. Collecting on it is another. If they move out of state you have the following options. 1) Go to their state and local court house and get a garnishment on their wages. But you will have to know where they work. And if they quit their job, you'll have to do it again. 2) Go to their state and get a lein put on their auto or house. When they go to sell it, they will have to meet the lein. 3) If you can't do one of the above, a judgment will remain on their credit report for some time no matter what state they move to. It will make it very hard for them to buy a house. 4) Some states will allow you to garnish a state income tax check. But again, that takes a lot of effort. It's going to hard to collect this judgment, it's quite small actually & probably not worth the time to go after it yourself out of state. Hire a collection agency to do it for you on a contigency basis. * Judgments can be transferred to other states but can only be as liens against real property. To garnish wages, levy a bank account or seize other property another lawsuit would need to be filed in the state where the debtor now resides. If the judgment debtor owns property in his or her new state of residence the judgment creditor can file an abstract judgment in the form of a lien against said property if the property is not titled in such a way so as to prevent the action.

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Q: What can you do if win a judgment against someone for 2500 dollars but then they move out of state?
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What legal action can be taken to collect from someone that has a judgment against them in small claims?

It varies by state, but post judgment remedies generally include garnishments, levies, and attachment to property.

Can you attach a lien to a lien?

Laws vary by state and my comments are based on California law. There are many procedures that might apply depending on the type of lien you are referring to. If you have a judgment against someone and you know of a third party who owes money to the judgment debtor, you can obtain a writ of exeuction and have the sheriff levy on that claim or you can file a motion for an assignment order transfer the right of payment to you. If the judgment debtor has a judgment against someone else, you can have that judgment assigned to you can you can then collect that judgment.

How do you collect on a civil judgment?

By executing the judgment against real and personal property belonging to the judgment debtor in accordance with the laws of the state where the debtor resides and/or owns property. You file the execution of the writ of judgment with the clerk of the court in the county and state where the judgment was entered and the debtor resides In some situtations a 'foreign judgment' can be executed against real property owned by the debtor that is located in a different state then the debtor's residential state.

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Can they seize your property in a different state from were the judgment was made?

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If you loaned someone some money and it was not repaid as agreed can you file a judgment against them?

In order to procure a judgment against someone for debt, due process has to be followed. Filing a lawsuit in the appropriate venue,(usually Small Claims Court). Obtaining a hearing date, going through the hearing/trial process and being awarded a judgment. Then the judgment has to be enforced which also has specific steps to be followed. Consult court procedures governing lasuits and judgments for your state of residency.

Can you file bankruptcy once a judgment is entered against you in the state of Pennsylvania?

Yes, but the judgment may not be discharged in BK without compensation.

What if you win a judgment in one state but the property the person owns is in another state?

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What assets are protected against a judgment in a wrongful death civil suit?

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What happens if you don't pay a judgment that has been falsely claimed against you?

I sense that someone has filed a bogus claim against you and that either one of two things happened afterward. (1) A default was entered against you or (2) After trial the judge or jury ruled against you. Either way there is a judgment against you that you believe to be false. There is a matter of collection as a result. Be the judgment good or bad, simply sitting by and doing nothing may result in your wages being garnished, your assets and bank acounts attached or any inhereitence attached, perhaps other things depending on your state. You need to seek legal counsel about whether the judgment against you is legally void and if so, how get relief from it, if such relief is available in your state.

If you are in an auto accident and do not have enough insurance and have no money to pay if they sue you how will this effect a lawsuit against you?

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Can they put a judgment against your property if only your nane is on the deed wife has a judgment against her?

It depends on your state: If you live in most community property states (Louisiana West through Texas, and on the California) a judgment against her may affect your property if it is deemed to be "community property" which is property acquired during the marriage. If you live in a common law state, and the state has maintained "tenants by the entireities" as the form in which married persons hold property, then the property is, in all likelihood, free from the lien of the judgment.

Can a lien be placed on your property in one state if you move to another?

Yes. The judgment creditor can also file an Abstract of Judgment against property owned by the debtor in another state if the action is warranted.

What does a judgment mean on an unsecured credit card?

It means the creditor has won a lawsuit, been awarded a writ of judgment and can execute the judgment against non-exempt assets and property as defined by state law that belongs to the judgment debtor. The preferred method of executing a judgment is by wage garnishment, followed by bank account levy, the seizure and liquidation of non-exempt property and liens against real property. The state exemptions allowed for personal and real property when properly used can give the defendant/debtor considerable protection against the enforcement of a creditor judgment.

What if the defendant is in a different state Can you file a small claims case then?

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If you have a judgment against you what does this mean and what can the company that has the judgment against you do to you?

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Will a judgment prevent a reverse mortgage?

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How do you Dismiss the judgment?

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Does judgment end when creditor dies?

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What is the judgment process?

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What if you have a judgment against you but don't have the money to pay?

If you can't pay the judgment, it will continue to accrue interest at a rate that is generally established by the state legislature each year. State law will provide that the judgment is enforceable for a fixed number of years, the number being established by the statutes of the state in which the judgment is entered. There will also usually be a process by which the judgment creditor can renew the judgment's life for one or more successive periods.

Can you write off a judgment on your taxes?

I assume the judgment is against you. If you held the judgment, you will have received money and that may or may not be income. If you pay a judgment against you, whether or not you can "write it off" will depend entirely on what kind of judgment it is. Also, you may be able to write it off for state tax purposes but not federal and vice versa. Usually, paying most judgments does not affect taxes.

Can your checking account in Texas be garnished due to a debt in another State?

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How do you seize a personal tax refund after obtaining a judgment against the person in new york state?

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