Post # 1
I won’t get into details about the case (to save you guys from boredom) but I won a counterclaim in small claims court (and the person suing us lost) in late October. The woman I won against had a month to send the payment out to us, and after that point, we were told that I could file a judgement against her to get what she owes.
This is going to sound weird, so I apologize in advance, BUT.. Does anyone have experience in winning small claims against someone or filing a judgement and if so, has the person you won against ever harassed you/contacted you after the fact? I’ve been putting off filing the judgement because she’s a bit out there and didn’t want to deal with her contacting me, but maybe I just watch too much Judge Judy (plus, I have no experience in this so I know I’m making a mountain out of a mole hill)! -__- thanks in advance!
Post # 3
It sounds like you will never see your money if you don’t try to enforce the judgment. If she contacts you and you find it threatening, you can always file a report. It’s tough in small claims because the amounts seem to minimal and sometimes it’s not worth the effort to go after her property to get a recovery. I’d at least file the judgment because then she might actually pay you. Good luck!!
Post # 4
No experience in it, but if she owes you and isn’t paying I would file the judgement. Other than her being a bit off, do you have reason to worry about her or what she’ll do?
Post # 5
She’s a cuckoo bird – so I wouldn’t put it past her to reach out to me and contact me (she flew out her parents from many, many states away to be by her side for a very minor small claims issue). She’s not violent or anything – I just feel that she would reach out to me if her wages were garnished (which I was told happens when you file a judgement). The amount is so minimal ($350) so it’s reallly not a big deal but I won’t see the money unless I file it, that’s for sure. Thanks for your help, bees – 🙂 as always
Post # 6
I would go ahead and file it. If she tries anything you can always get a restraining order against her. Good luck.