Post Judgment Collections and Interrogatories in Aid of Execution: What Happens When a Judgment is Taken Against You?

Mr. Nikolaus Alexander Baikow's Collections Legal Blogs

Licensed for 4 years

Attorney in Allentown, PA

Under Pennsylvania law, a "judgment" means any court order in favor of a plaintiff, and against you.  When that judgment involves damages, the Plaintiff has a right to collect against you individually in certain situations. 

Typically, a Plaintiff will issue "Interrogatories in Aid of Execution" among other documents, to discover assets.  Under Pennsylvania law, this gives the Plaintiff access to a variety of types of property, including bank accounts, wages (in some situations), and your house.

Luckily for Defendants, there are certain defenses and exemptions that can be raised if a Plaintiff is trying to collect against you and your property.  Pennsylvania law affords a variety of avenues that can be followed.  In addition, Defendants in this situation need to be aware of the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act, and the kinds of property transfers to avoid collection that are considered "fraudulent" when a judgment is being collected and enforced.

Contact an attorney for more information about this process.  

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