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i just found out when i received a notice from the court, i cant find any answers for questions i have. will there be a judgement hearing and will i be notified before it happens rather than later like this time. apparently they had called my lawyers office about the summary but my lawyer chose not to inform me and wont accept or return any calls.

also i have read that if i am at the court on the day they go back, i can have a list of my expenses and income and that the judge would look at these and set up an amount payable and what i would have to pay each month.

i contacted the lawyer this morning and received the lowest amt they would accept from me but is there a chance the judge would make it lower and they would have to accept it?

i have one income and am supporting four people, i dont have anything left at the end of the month and we are already living tooth and nail. there is nothing to cut back.

thank you for any suggestion,

btw, it is BoA, not sold, zwicker law firm

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Sorry to hear about your loss :( This information is from Georgia's Magistrate Court...hope it helps...

How does one collect the award?

In many cases collecting the court award is more difficult than proving the case in court. A judgment granting the plaintiff an award gives the plaintiff the right to collect the money damages from the defendant, but the plaintiff is responsible for actually collecting the award. The court cannot, and will not, collect awards for any party.

If the defendant is unable to make full payment immediately, the plaintiff may ask the court at the hearing to order a payment plan. The plaintiff must pay the clerical and accounting costs of such payment plan, which costs are not to exceed 10 percent of each payment made. If the defendant is unwilling to pay, the plaintiff may:

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Place a lien on the defendant's property, giving the plaintiff the right to sell the defendant's property to collect the money award. The clerk of the court, when asked by the plaintiff, can place a lien on the defendant's property. A small fee is charged to place a lien.

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Garnish the employer or bank account of the defendant in order to seize the defendant's wages or bank deposits. The garnishment process allows the plaintiff to collect installment payments on the debt the defendant owes. The plaintiff must file a separate garnishment action and pay a filing fee.

If you do not know the name of the defendant’s bank or the location of other assets, you can file a post-judgment interrogatory. Mail the form, which can be obtained from the clerk of the magistrate court, to the defendant, who must respond under oath within 30 days. Note that the defendant may close the bank account when advised of the pending garnishment, and then you would need to obtain information about any new account.

* Hire a collection agency to recover the money damages owed. These services can be costly and are usually based on a percentage of the money collected from the defendant.

CONTACT THE LOCAL MAGISTRATE COURT FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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