He isn't likely to pay voluntarily. You have to take steps to enforce the judgment.
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Why did you wait four yeas? Act now to get what is yours.
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Judgment good for 20 years. Speak to a collection lawyer to assist you. Also, look on back of small claims decision for methods of collecting.
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Dear Small Claims Court Judgment Creditor:
It should not have been a surprise the debtor did not pay the judgment. You had to sue to get your money. But after your success, did you do take any of steps to collect the judgment as suggested to you by the Small Claims Court at:
If so, then add a comment about the efforts you made to collect the judgment.
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Retain a lawyer in your area to collect the debt or you will never get any money. He has to have the funds or you will not be able to collect. If he has written you a check you can try to get the funds from his account or garnish his wages.