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I took my former landlord to court over my security deposit.

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I took my former landlord to court over my security deposit. The judgement was in my favor for a total cost of $1,556. Judgement was made on 10-14-15. I cannot get contact with her and she won't return calls. What are my next steps?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

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Once you get your judgment, if the loser doesn't pay then, you (as the prevailing party) return to court with a motion to execute judgment and ask to examine the defendant’s financial and personal information to ascertain the location of any property or bank accounts. Once you obtain that information in the court (and the loser must answer under oath), you ask the court to issue an order of seizure in order to satisfy the judgment. The court will then issue the order and the clerk will have the forms to serve on the landlord's banks. Under Texas law, garnishment of wages is not allowed in this situation.

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