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The pain and suffering damages I am talking about do not fal under non-dischargable (it was not wilfull, etc). The judgemnt would not say noting at this point discharability-- all it is is the judgement against the defendant where the damages are divided into two categories: pain and suffering, and economic damages. The next step for me is to collect on this judgment. If the person does not declare BK - what can I collect on this judgment if his assessts are limted (can I garnish wages?). If the person decides to file BK -- what can I collect under the BK proceedings? (can I also garnish his wages? - -the same way as i can go after his assessts).
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