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How do I find out if the judgment is certified?
How do I find a collection agency or a collection attorney?
Which one is better?
Ironically the "criminal" works for a collection agency- he repossesses cars and therefore knows all the ways to avoid payment.
What I mean by "certify" is to get a certified copy of the judgment from the court where it is filed and take it to the court in the county where the debtor resides and/or is employed. Once it is filed in that county then it can be used to perform collection activities. You can contact the Bar Association for a collection attorney in the area. A collection attorney is generally better than a collection agency.
Here are the websites for the Bar Associations: