Our lawyers have extensive experience collecting unsecured debts from individuals, partnerships, corporations and other legal entities. We represent many financial institutions and general creditors and take appropriate action to collect money owed to them. That said, any judgment of a court or administrative tribunal that awards a monetary amount must be collected. So almost every litigation or administrative file ends with a collection in one way or another.
Many clients are surprised to learn that although a court or an administrative tribunal has awarded them a judgment, that does not mean they are automatically paid and that they must take further proceedings to collect. Often, collecting is more difficult than obtaining the initial judgment or award.
We have many options and approaches to collect money owed to our clients. These include:
- Negotiating payment terms
- Issuing statements of claims in the Court of Queen’s Bench
- Garnishing wages, bank accounts and others owing a judgment debtor money
- Obtaining writs of seizure and sale which direct the sheriff to seize and sell a judgment debtor’s non-exempt assets
- Examining judgment debtors in aid of execution
- Selling a judgment debtor’s real property
- Appointing a receiver