I sued someone and won the case and I am trying to collect my judgement
The order is effective immediately. However, it is usually not subject to collection until the time for appeal has expired.
The usual practice is to wait until the 30-day appeal period is over. If you start collection procedures within the 30-day appeal period, the defendant just needs to file an appeal to make you stop.
There may be grounds to start collecting earlier, especially if the judgment was by default, but you should probably consult with an attorney if you want to deviate from the usual practice.
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