Collect Your Judgment .org

Objective information on small claims judgement collection


Collect Your Judgment was founded to fill the gap for those who have been awarded a small claims judgment and are now in the midst of the frustrating process of collecting that judgment.

We’re here to help you get what is rightfully yours

We’re here to help you get what is rightfully yours and to assist in making that process a little less painful for both sides. Many have fallen on hard times, and while the judge has determined that the opposing party owes you money, you do not want to turn the collection into a practice of harassment, intimidation, and humiliation — practices that can result in a lawsuit against you.

There are legal methods available to collect the debts and Collect Your Judgment was founded to make those methods available to you, to help you understand how to use them, and to ensure your questions and concerns are addressed in a timely manner. To this end we offer an online contact form, email information, and a free help line number for your questions and requests for help.

Please visit the Contact us page for phone and email information, as well as our online contact form and our hotline number.

Benefits of using Collect Your Judgment

  • Collect Your Judgment maintains an information base that allows us to help regardless of the state, county or city jurisdiction you are living in.
  • We work entirely on the issues of small claims cases and collecting judgments.
  • Collect Your Judgment can provide you detailed step by step information on how to go about collecting your money including: how to ask for it, which assets to go after and which to try to avoid, the approximate cost for each, the benefits of settling for less, and when you may need an attorney.
  • While we do not recommend any lawyers, we do maintain a list of attorneys, as well as legal aid and Pro Bono services, in many areas.
  • In addition, we maintain information on arbitrators and mediators including their costs (if any), and the possible benefits of using these types of services rather than going to court; and,
  • Furthermore, if we don’t have an answer to your question or the information you are seeking, we will find the answer or get the information for you.

Resources for
collecting your judgment

General Methods for Collecting Your Judgment

More judgement collection and judgment enforcement articles & resources

Article of the month

Bank Account Garnishment

What You Should Know
Before You File a Claim

Resolving Claims without Going to Court

Important Terms to Know

More pre-litigation articles and resources...

States—A Closer Look at Small Claims

This month’s focus: Michigan

All states

Document Samples

Collect Your Judgment Links

Small Claims Court Links to each State

Other Resources

Tip of the Week

September 27, 2010

If you have been awarded a judgment, waited the 30 days required, sent a demand letter giving the debtor a time limit for paying his/her debt; what should you do if you still have no money? You know that the court can do little, but before you take steps to garnish wages or bank accounts, consider suggesting negotiation or mediation if the debtor gives any impression that they want to settle the matter.

More tips...

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