The Debtor has to Pay Me!

August 13, 2023

Q: I thought my judgment was an order for the debtor to pay me? Isn’t the debtor breaking a law by not paying me?

A: To owe money is not against the law. Debtor’s prisons were done away with at least 100 years ago. Even frauds, perjurers, rip-off-artists, and embezzlers; rarely go to jail. And if your debtor were in jail, it would be more difficult for them to pay. The laws do not specify how, or if – judgment creditors will ever be paid. And of course – the debtor has to be (opens a new window with a cartoon, with sound): Served! first!

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