July 24, 2017

How Long Will Creditors Try to Collect on a Judgment?

In my ongoing series of blog posts about debt collection, garnishments, judgments, and how to rebound from financial setbacks I am asked lots of questions. One reader asked what happens when you've proven to the sheriff that all your property is exempt from the judgment. She said, "Do they hawk you for years waiting for your financial situation to improve? What happens if you win the lottery … [Read more...]

What Can I Do about a Judgment against Me in NC?

A creditor has obtained a judgment against you. That means that the judgment constitutes a lien on your real estate (land and buildings) in the North Carolina county in which the judgment was obtained and in any North Carolina county into which it has been transcribed. It also means that the judgment creditor can have the sheriff seize personal property—anything other than land or buildings, … [Read more...]

How Debts are Collected in North Carolina

You may know that North Carolina law allows judgment creditors to collect judgments owed to them in certain ways and under certain circumstances, and that these laws vary from state to state. You may also know that North Carolina does not allow wage garnishment for consumer debts (credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and the like) or for many private business debts (money owed to vendors, banks, … [Read more...]