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Good morning. Yes, you are within the small claims amount and can and should file a suit to collect your money. Once you file the suit and get the judgment awarded in your favor, you become a judgment creditor and can
have the sheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination.
That forces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer
questions under oath about the losing party's assets. After that information is obtained, the judgment
creditor has the power to garnish wages,
attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the judgment.
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