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Can someone file a garnishment for small claims judgement in Loudoun, VA totally on my behalf?

Leesburg, VA |

I have a judgement for $1,950 and it is not worth me taking another day or so off to file this judgement, but I want to complete the process. Can this be done for me if I provide all information and about how much of the $1,950 will something like this cost?

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  1. Yes. You can hire a lawyer to "complete the process". Some may charge you a flat rate, others an hourly rate. You would need to contact a lawyer directly to determine exaclty what he/she would charge. If its not worth your taking a day off, I suspect you won't find it worth what an attorney would charge you either--but call around, you may find someone willing to do the legwork for you. I wish you the best of luck.

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  2. If I understand your question correctly, yes a lawyer can absolutely file a garnishment for you. I don't practice in Loudoun, but I am sure you will be able to find someone relatively easily to collect the debt. With a judgment of that size you probably want to find someone who does high volume collections practice. I cannot comment on what someone else will charge, but typically, in my region, lawyers take those type matters on a contingency with you paying costs.

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  3. A lawyer in the Leesburg area will probably charge around $250 per hour and there is no guarantee that you will collect anything as garnishments are what send people to the bankruptcy lawyer. If you are seeking to file a garnishment and you know the information, you can file it during your lunch break. You can get the forms from the court website and fill them before you go to the courthouse.

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