Do you have doubts about collecting from a judgment debtor with a common name? When dealing with a popular name, the already difficult and time-consuming procedure of collecting a judgment faces additional complications. If your judgment debtor shares a name with someone else, you could waste months of your life trying to seize their assets. You need to be sure you’re going after the appropriate person before you can start enforcing your judgment.

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Let’s examine a few of the factors that enter into our deliberations.

Having a judgment debtor’s physical address is one of the most important pieces of information you can have. Exactly where does the debtor call home? You took a deposition, right? Did you get an address out of it? Do you at least know the general location, such as the city or town, if not the precise address? The judgment debtor has made any claims of owning a house “in the Hamptons,” right? All the paperwork you’ve gotten so far needs to be reevaluated. Does the debtor ever give you a check that includes their physical address? Always remember that even a previous address may prove useful to your detective.

  • Judgment debtor’s age: If you’ve dealt with or worked with the debtor before, you might have a good idea of their age. Whose 40s are you interested in? Whose the 60s? Did the debtor announce his or her birthday on any social media? We can now zero down on a more specific area of interest and disregard irrelevant leads thanks to this data.
  • Helpful connections might be made through employment and corporate relationships. Do you know the debtor’s company and position? Are there any board positions open at the companies where the decision was rendered? Corporate filings might be a goldmine of information if you know your judgment debtor is an executive at a publicly traded corporation.

  • Do you know where the person who owes you money because of a judgment went to high school or university? Alumni publications and online communities provide valuable insight.
  • Is the judgment debtor married or has he or she ever been married? Having a family tree might help prove your identity.
  • Can you provide a photograph of the debtor? Maybe a still image from the video deposition can be retrieved. 

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