Writs

A “writ” is a legal term describing a document that is issued from the court after a judgment is obtained. The writ is a written command to the sheriff to perform some act involving a person who is subject to the judgment. For example, a successful lawsuit may lead to...

Collecting on a Money Judgment

A successful lawsuit for money owed leads to a judgment but it does not, inevitably, lead to payment of the judgment. If the defendant does not voluntarily pay the judgment, the plaintiff must commence enforcement proceedings against the defendant. This is like a...

Enforcing a Judgment for Money

  A successful lawsuit leads to a judgment for money but not to payment of the judgment. If the defendant does not voluntarily pay the judgment, the plaintiff must commence enforcement proceedings against the defendant. There are two common ways to enforce a...