How Can I Collect My Money?
There are several ways you can collect your money.
1. If the other party (defendant) has the money and is present at the trial, he/she can pay you right then.
2. If he/she does not have the money at that time and you both agree at the trial, the judge set up a payment schedule. If the defendant is not present at the trial, the court will send a copy of the small claims judgment to the defendant. The judgment will order the defendant to pay you in full within 30 days or tell you and the court where he/she works and the location of his/her bank accounts on form DC 87, Affidavit of Judgment Debtor.
3. If the defendant doesn't pay the judgment as ordered, you will have to collect your money through an execution against property or a garnishment.

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1. How Much Can I Collect?
2. How Can I Collect My Money?
3. What Is Execution?
4. What Is Garnishment?
5. When do I get my money from the garnishment?
6. What Else Can I Do?