Legal Judgment Resolutions Are Available

When looking to collect a judgment there are legal judgment resolution options are available. A judgment can be a first step towards collecting an outstanding debt. This is a type of court ordered payment that has been declared by a local court system. Winning a judgment on an outstanding debt balance may be the first step in actually receiving the monies that are owed. There are several types of debt that need to be researched and understood. Collection efforts after winning a debt judgment can involve several types of judgment collection tactics. An individuals taxes can be an avenue to explore in a collection effort. There are particular rules and regulations that are involved, however.

Judgments and Resolution

Resolving an outstanding debt judgment can be complex. There are various regulations that are involved, and these regulation options are the following

  1. Debt can be secured or unsecured. Secured debt is usually not available for a third party collection effort. This debt has been secured with a certain asset and is not available because of this lien attachment. In other instances a house can be an asset that can take on another lien if the equity is available. The house is not usually sold because of a judgment lien. A collection effort may not result in a cash payment with this type of debt collection.
  2. Unsecured assets in a bank account can be used as collection cash. Some debt collectors attempt to place a lien on an individuals bank account in an effort to collect on a cash judgment.
  3. An individuals tax refund has been used as an account to garnish. Collecting on a judgment by garnishing a persons tax refund can be attempted. The individuals wages are tied up with a tax refund and can be used as a lien source.

Collecting with Wage Garnishments

Using an individuals taxes as a source of cash collection can end up as a wage garnishment with the persons employer. This type of lien is placed against the future income of the worker in an attempt to collect on a cash judgment. There are certain requirements that are needed in order to successfully win a wage garnishment.

Collecting from Taxes

Collection efforts against an individuals taxes may take a second seat to other collection or legal efforts. A person who has filed for bankruptcy is not usually available for a tax lien. The persons estate is being managed by a local court trustee, and other lien attachments may not be approved.


Legal judgment resolutions are available. A judgment against a persons taxes may end up as a wage garnishment effort. A wage garnishment can be a successful way to collect on a cash judgment that has been won. Third part collection agencies often attempt to use this type of collection effort. Cash bank accounts are frequently used as cash sources for collection efforts. Taxes can be used, but this avenue can be complex. A court judgment that is awarded may need to specify the types of accounts that can be garnished.

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