After the creditor obtains a judgment, it wants to discover if the judgment debtor has any assets, or transferred assets to someone else to avoid paying the judgment. It is generally done through depositions and production of documents.
Please note that the above is not intended as legal advice, it is for educational purposes only. No attorney-client relationship is created or is or is intended to be created by my answer. You should contact an attorney in your area to discuss your case.
Typically a "debtor" (person that owes the money pursuant to a final judgment) must file a fact information sheet or discovery in aid of execution to the creditor/plaintiff within 30-45 days of the date of the final judgment. You may also be deposed in an effort to find your money, assets/ liabilities, etc. writs (of garnishment, attachment, bodily attachment and the like - i.e., freezing bank accounts, garnishing wages, seizing assets, and bringing you either to jail or before the judge or both, I'd you fail to properly respond or appear) are all considered part of post judgment proceedings.
Even if the creditor is lackadaisical about pursuing post-judgment discovery and remedies that doesn't mean you are in the clear. Judgments have a long statutory life in Florida (although after 20 years no "actions" can be brought on them most efforts to collect on them are not considered "actions", and they can be renewed for another 20 years prior to their expiry).
Creditors can use public records searches and pull your credit reports to find out more about what you own and owe, and they can also use blind levies in a shotgun or rolling manner to try to hit your money in a bank account. It's a surprise that can happen many years down the road, particularly if you bank locally and/or with a bank that is long-established and has a large market share.
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