Judgment Enforcement -Houston Trial & Litigation Attorneys
While securing a favorable judgment in a hard-fought case is legitimate cause for celebration, it is not necessarily the end of the legal road. Even though a formal court judgment is legally enforceable, it cannot enforce itself. As such, individuals and entities engaged in commercial litigation, consumer law, real estate law, business law and other matters requiring court action may require judgment enforcement assistance during their legal journeys.
In addition to extensive trial experience, the principal Houston civil litigation attorneys at the Law Offices of Lambert & Jakob have a keen understanding of the judgment enforcement process and are committed to forcefully advocating on behalf of business planning and corporate law clients who require these services.
Judgment Enforcement in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Waller County
Once a judgment has been issued, the party to whom the judgment is payable is known as the judgment creditor. The party to which the judgment applies is known as the judgment debtor.
Judgment creditors have several means of collecting judgment debtors’ debts. These include – but are not limited to – the following:
- Wage attachments and garnishments
- Property liens
- Property levies or seizures
- Assignment orders on property that cannot be subject to a levy, such as an anticipated tax refund
Ultimately, the advisable means of collecting a judgment debt will depend on the nature of the debt and the debtor’s assets and income.
Creditors who refuse to abide by the terms of the judgment may be compelled to do so through various judgment enforcement means. Common means include court orders enforcing periodic payments on a particular debt and findings of contempt that subject debtors to additional fines, service requirements and sometimes criminal penalties.
Effective Trial and Judgment Enforcement Representation in Houston and Galveston
The litigation process can be stressful, complicated and time-consuming. Our seasoned lawyers are committed to shepherding clients based in Waller, Harris and Fort Bend Counties through the entire experience, providing expert guidance and forceful advocacy at every step of the way. We understand that legal disputes often do not end with a judge’s ruling after a trial or court hearing and bring a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to all stages of litigation.
Whether you are a small Pearland business that needs to enforce critical judgments against delinquent customers or a private Missouri City resident who wishes to hold a counterparty to the terms of a judgment in a previous dispute, you can trust us to uphold your interests at all times – and to follow through for as long as it takes.
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Our Houston civil litigation attorneys are committed to the forceful and tireless defense of your rights. If you would like to learn more about our judgment enforcement services for commercial litigation and consumer law, please schedule a free consultation by calling (713) 640-5700 or filling out the online contact form.