The Realities of Enforcing a Judgment
Many people feel a sigh of relief when a court grants a judgment against a debtor. However, the truth is that the hard work has just begun to collect on an old debt. Collection laws vary from state to state, but there are few ways of quickly collecting on a judgment. Wage with holdings typically only result in small payments over time, liens against property will not result in money unless the property is sold and most debtors do not have enough valuable personal property that can be seized to pay off a debt. Even worse, some debtors frequently move, creating a hassle for a creditor to keep track of where the debtor is living. In many cases, a creditor may have to chase the debtor across the country to collect on the judgment. These are just a few reasons why enforcing a judgment is so difficult.
Using a Debt Collector
For most creditors, the best course of action to collect a debt is through the use of a debt collector. A professional debt collector will be able to take fast action to collect on a debt. We do this by using legal means that are proven to work. One of the fastest ways to collect on a judgment is simply sell the debt to a debt collector. By selling a debt, a creditor can put some money in his or her pocket and stop worrying about the debt.
The collector who buys the debt will then become the owner and will be responsible for the collection. As most judgments will never be collected on, and many that are paid will be settled for less than the full amount, selling a debt makes a lot of sense for individuals and business that simply want to move on from a bad debt. Selling a debt can be especially beneficial for a business. By selling the debt the business can reduce their losses. Then they can get back to focusing on growing the business. No need to waste time working on enforcing a judgment.
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