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The Magistrate Court of DeKalb County, Georgia

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Decatur, GA 30030-3356
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Civil Matters

I have a judgment against the defendant, what do I do to collect on it?

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There are a number of ways that you can enforce collection of a judgment. You may wish to consult an attorney, or to do your own independent research for a complete understanding of all possible post-judgment collection remedies. Some of the more commonly used methods include filing a garnishment action, recording a Writ of Fi Fa on the general execution docket in Superior Court of the county where the defendant resides to create a lien on the defendant's real estate or filing a levy to have the Marshal collect and sell the defendant's personal property.


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