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What is the process after one wins a judgement in small claims court? How long can it take?

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Went small claims court over money owed from sale of a house.Claim was made and a judgement was won. Need to follow up with obtaining the owed money.

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You have to take steps to enforce the judgment. Either do it yourself or contact the Sheriff or Marshall.

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There are pamphlets you can find at the Court you won. These

Edwin Drantivy

Edwin Drantivy


These pamphlets have step-by-step directions.


Dear Small Claims Judgment Creditor:

At the Internet site for the New York City Small Claims Court is the information you need to first know:

Good luck.

The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.

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