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We Have A Judgment – Now What

The ultimate goal of filing a lawsuit for delinquent assessments is to obtain a judgment against the delinquent owner. While obtaining a judgment can often force the owner to settle his account with the association, additional legal collection actions are oftentimes necessary in order to collect on a judgment. The reality of the collection process is that once an association has obtained a judgment, it is only half-way there. The second, and, perhaps the most challenging part of the collection process, is collecting on the judgment. Understanding the postjudgment collection process and remedies can help an association set reasonable expectations and effectively plan for postjudgment collections. The following are some of the more common questions posed by associations and managers on the post-judgment collection process

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