collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Feb 17, 2009 7:07 PM|
collect on judgement (by Irish [MD]) Feb 17, 2009 7:14 PM
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Feb 17, 2009 7:57 PM
collect on judgement (by Virden [OH]) Feb 18, 2009 4:20 AM
collect on judgement (by billy [MA]) Feb 18, 2009 7:15 AM
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Feb 18, 2009 2:22 PM
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Feb 18, 2009 2:37 PM
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Feb 18, 2009 2:42 PM
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Feb 18, 2009 4:29 PM
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Feb 18, 2009 5:58 PM
collect on judgement (by Mike [IL]) Feb 19, 2009 8:51 AM
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Feb 19, 2009 6:25 PM
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Feb 20, 2009 12:51 PM
collect on judgement (by BP [TX]) Feb 20, 2009 1:11 PM
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2009 7:07 PM
State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)
How do I go about collecting money on a judgment I won?
They have 6 kids he's paying child support for 1 and he's at the max I think and she's off work due to back injury. No assets. --66.190.xx.xxx
collect on judgement (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2009 7:14 PM
You probably won't collect from what you have described...this year...
However maybe just maybe in a year or two they may straighten things out and get back on track and there is a 1% chance that they will be collectible then.
But for now, you need to file in small claims court for the money owed...and that will be on their record for a long long time..and even if you never collect the money owed, you have a teenie bit of revenge that will follow them to helen waite and beyond....
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2009 7:57 PM
We did file in small claims and got a judgment but like I said now to try to collect is going to be a different story. I don't really even know where to start they are using a po box we have no idea where they are living, etc. --66.190.xx.xxx
collect on judgement (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 4:20 AM
This has been said many times for many years, getting blood from a stone requires Hercules pressure. The collecting is the hardest part of this and the old tenant thinks it is a joke just dropping off here and there, someday you may get a reference call from a prospective landlord and you will hope to remember to ask the new address, visit there and verify, then have them served. --76.241.xxx.xx
collect on judgement (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 7:15 AM
sounds like u are trying to get blood from a stone.i would ck back on them from time to time.as suggested by irish --208.58.x.xx
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 2:22 PM
Thank you for your help. We are going to seek legal advice and maybe a collection agency to try to freeze their bank account.We will see what happens, but if you have any more suggestions thanks in advance, and thanks for all the other responses. --66.190.xx.xxx
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 2:37 PM
Queenbee, what is your goal? You cant really "make" them pay you so if you know thier PO Box that will do for now, unless you plan on paying them a personal visit for some reason.
As for collecting, your first step is to mail a letter to the PO Box that you know of and demand payment or a payment plan. Have you done that? --72.69.xxx.xx
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 2:42 PM
Legal advice wont hurt but keep in mind it will cost you additional money.
My advice is to skip the collection agency, many others have said it wont work. Also, if he is off work due to back injury, he will be working again in the future so that is when you stand the best chance of getting paid. Knowing that, I would sit on it for a while. If he is getting behind in child support, I would wait till he is paid up or the courts forget about that debt. It could take a while but your payday will be in the future but not now. Remember though, you do get to charge interest on this debt. --72.69.xxx.xx
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 4:29 PM
My goal is to collect the debt. The payment plan they wanted was $50-$100 per month we said no way it would take FOREVER! I did not know about the interest so thank you. --66.190.xx.xxx
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2009 5:58 PM
If your goal is to collect the debt, why would you say no to collecting it in payments? Getting the cash a little at a time is FAR better than any other alternative I can think of OTHER than if they just say OK and pay you in full (which I assume wont be happening).
At this point I would try to re-establish contact and see if they will agree to make payments that you had refused. Plead if needed. Consider groveling. Its really the best option and might save you a lawyer bill.
If that fails, its a waiting and hoping game. You have to wait till he is collectable again, meaning he is working and then try to garnish wages. If that fails because he is so far behind on child support... ya gotta wait. Hopefully at some point he straightens out his act or falls into money, then you can collect.
Make sure you judgment is filed with the county so it apears on his credit report and make sure to renew it in 10 years, at some point he will have to pay you with the exception of if he dies and has nothing. Even if he dies and has a little of SOMETHING, you are ahead of any of his heirs. There are alot of stories on here where LLs get money many years later when somebody falls into money or they buy property. --72.69.xxx.xx
collect on judgement (by Mike [IL]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2009 8:51 AM
Queenbee - You may want to check with a lawyer and see if it is possible in Wisconsin to attach the people's tax refund. It can be done here in Illinois, even when you can't garnishe wages because of the low income. You may want to check also to be certain as to when the judgment needs to be renewed. It is every 7 years here in Illinois. --65.127.xxx.xxx
collect on judgement (by Queenbee [WI]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2009 6:25 PM
We are going to but I bet they already did their taxes. I don't think we can attach in WI only Child Support can. They are not low income, and he is not late on child support according to them because it is garnished from the unemployment. He will be going back to the job that laid off which is a good one but even with that after taxes and child support taken out it is more than the 20-25% allowed. She only works 12 days a month so with the amount of kids and income that she makes we can't garnish hers either, because it is under the 25% Federal Guideline. We did find out that they closed the bank account that we knew they had...big shocker there, so here we go for a wild ride --66.190.xx.xxx
collect on judgement (by RJ [WI]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2009 12:51 PM
If they are collecting unemployment right now (not workers comp due to injury as I thought you said earlier) then they can and most likely WILL end up falling behind in child support payments. Unemployment is rather low and child support payments are rather high and there is a limit on how much money can be withheld from an unemployment check so almost without doubt, they are getting behind on child support.
What this likely means to you is... ya gotta wait till they are cought back up on child support before you will have much chance of collecting. Good news is you said they have a decient job.
Related story: I was working with a guy and he did a break down of the unemployment numbers, child support and getting behind. Honistly, one of the more depressing stories I have heard in a while. Child support is really a sucky system in WI and has only gotten worse in the last decade since they dont like to do actual 17% (single child) anymore and want to use a flat amount per week. Even though I am pro child/child support, I advised him to quit his job and work as a bartender for cash. Simply refuse to pay child support for the rest of his life... yes, it really was that bad. --72.69.xxx.xx
collect on judgement (by BP [TX]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2009 1:11 PM
Queenbee: Sounds like you did an involuntary personal bailout. Our govt would be proud.
I guess you could probably get a judgment against him and then try to collect. Maybe you'll get something from it or not. If not, you could write off the debt and declare it as income on his part and 1099 him. Of course I'm sure he's not paying tax anyway but you could screw up govt assistance. You could at least threaten to do it and may pressure him into it.
My guess is no matter what you do, you'll probably spend than you collect, or collect enough to get a coffee at Starbucks. Of course that will be the best cup of Starbuck's coffee you've ever had I bet. --66.137.xxx.xxx