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Someone borrowed money from me and is not paying it back,

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Someone borrowed money from me and is not paying it back, they were helping with me duties around the house that I was unable to do, Do I have any legal recourse?

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Iowa

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Just asking them to either work it off or start a payment plan

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I don't think so

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Good afternoon. Absolutely, you have recourse. If he won't pay you voluntarily, file suit against him. Filing the suit will give you the collection options and leverage you need to collect the debt owed you. That's because once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor, and if he doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on him for a debtor examination. That forces him to meet you in court again and answer questions under oath about his assets. After that information is obtained, you have the power to garnish wages, attach bank accounts, have the sheriff seize other personal property, and/or place liens on any non-homestead property he owns to satisfy the judgment.

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