We were renting our home in NC and just won an eviction case (for nonpayment of rent), also had claims for late rent/fees/damages. The judge ruled in our favor for possession of the home, but what about the money they owe? How is that collected/paid to us?
It likely won't be paid because the defendants likely have no assets. If you want to spend more effort and money trying to collect the judgment, hire an attorney to pursue supplemental proceedings.
Not very easily. First, you have to start the collections process by having the clerk send out the notice of rights to claim exemption. From there, they have a certain amount of time to claim exemptions in their property. After that, the Sheriff can go out and see if there are any assets to sell. If there are none. Then you have to start the process over later on when you think they may have money or assets to go after.
Most of these judgments unfortunately never get paid.
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