Post-Judgment Collections

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Before we have obtained a judgment for your business, the Massachusetts Courts don’t allow an inquiry into the debtor’s assets. That all changes once we have won you your judgment. Massachusetts Rule of Civil Procedure 69 allows post judgment depositions.

In a case out of the Cambridge District Court, we used depositions of banks to uncover a fraudulent transfer of real estate from a debtor to his girlfriend’s son. As a result of our diligence we were able to recover “lost” monies for our building material supplier client. A less diligent attorney would have missed the ear marks of the fraudulent transfer. We didn’t.

Property Seizure-Sheriffs and Executions

Once we win the case and receive the execution (appropriately name) from the court, we can direct the Sheriff to seize all or some of the debtor’s assets. Subject to existing liens, the Sheriff will sell the debtor’s belongings with the net proceeds paid to you! Although this power is subject to certain statutory exemptions, the right to seize and sell is an important weapon in our collection arsenal.

Call (508) 620-6900, email us at alanmcohen@collections-law.com or submit the form on the right to collect outstanding judgments throughout Massachusetts including Boston, Cambridge, Dedham, Salem and Brockton.

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