Execution Against Property
If you sued someone for money and received a judgment against that person, you have the right to collect the money.
How Much Can I Collect?
You can collect the amount stated in your small claims judgment (form DC85) plus any interest that accumulates during the time the other party pays off the judgment.
How Can I Collect My Money?
There are several ways you can collect your money.
- If the other party (defendant) has the money and is present at the trial, s/he can pay you right then.
- If s/he does not have the money at that time and you both agree at the trial, the judge can set up a payment schedule. If the defendant is not present at the trial, the court will send a copy of the small claims judgment to the defendant. The judgment will order the defendant to pay you in full within 21 days.
- If the defendant doesn't pay the judgment as ordered, you will have to collect your money through an
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