Do I get my money once I receive a judgment from the court

Do I get my money once I receive a judgment from the court

Q.

Do I get my money once I receive a judgment from the court?

A.

Unfortunately, no. In most cases the judgment debtor will not voluntarily pay. If you can, hire an attorney to take steps. First to turn the judgment into a judgment lien. There’s two types of judgment liens. Once the applicable judgment lien is in place, have the attorney take steps such as garnishment, attachment, sheriff’s levies. Those are different execution steps that can be taken.

Another avenue is to pursue discovery, and learn more about the person’s or company’s financial assets. In Florida, there are Fact Information Sheets that can be compelled by a judge.

These are steps to find out about collectability, but collection is a difficult thing at times, and you really should consult an attorney.