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I won a case in small claims court. also the man was found

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Customer: I won a case in small claims court. also the man was found guilty of third(3) degree trespassing in court. I was awarded 1271.00 in small claims court. How do I go about collecting my money. Can I garnishees his wages or put lien on his property.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The man has a trucking company and he hauls logs and other wood products. the small claims gave him 10 days to pay me or appeal the case to court. today is the final date. I have not call the court as of yet.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

If he owns his own company, it is harder to garnish his wages. You can still follow the same process I described, but he may not withhold on his own. If he does not, then you can petition the court that issued the original order to place a lien on his property. You can then petition to liquidate relative to the property in order to get your money. Essentially, you then hold his property as a bargaining chip for him to pay. If he does not, you can then liquidate it and get your money out of the proceeds after an auction.

Expert:  Delta-Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

Just checking in with you to see if you have any additional questions based on what was shared earlier. I want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible moving forward with this issue. Thanks!