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I have received my judgment in court for the money owed me, why haven't I received my money?
Obtaining judgment and enforcing judgments are two different actions. While the plaintiff may have won his case in court, it is up to the plaintiff to pursue collection remedies. The method of collection will vary according to each case and the assets and information available. One method of collecting your money is through the Writ of Fieri Facias process. We refer to this as the levy process. The Writ of FiFa authorizes the Sheriff to levy (inventory) property owned by the judgment debtor which is later sold at public auction to recover the debt. This is a time consuming and sometimes costly process. If you know where the debtor works or where his bank account is located, you may ask the clerk of the court where you obtained judgment to issue a Garnishment Summons. This requires the third party debtor (employer or lending institution) to pay the money owed to the court who will later disburse to the plaintiff.

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1. Why wasn't I called and notified when service was made?
2. I had papers issued out of Orange County General District Court and want to know if they've been served yet?
3. Why does the deputy keep coming back to my house when I have repeatedly told him the person he was looking for doesn't live here?
4. I received a 72 Hour Notice to Vacate but I filed a Motion to Rehear. How do I make sure the Sheriff will not come out on the date of the scheduled eviction to put my property out?
5. I have received my judgment in court for the money owed me, why haven't I received my money?
6. My child support payments are taken out of my paycheck but a deputy came by with Department of Child Support Enforcement papers. I am not behind on my payments, why is DCSE serving me with papers?
7. A card was left on my door for my relative who doesn't live here. What's this all about?
8. Why can't I come down to your office to pick up papers for my husband?
9. If I pay the debt before the court date, do I have to still go to court?
10. I paid my late rent but the landlord had a deputy post a notice to vacate on my door. Can the landlord still evict me?
11. I am a landlord who has a delinquent tenant. I went to court and obtained my judgment to have the tenant evicted. Today the tenant told me he filed bankruptcy and I can not evict him. Is this true?
12. Can I sell the tenant's property and get the money from the sale?
13. My neighbor was evicted yesterday and there is a mess in the yard. Who do I contact to get the mess cleaned up?
14. Can I change the locks when I kick my roommate out?
15. I found this paper on the door and this person doesn't live here. What do I do with the paper?