91st District Court - Collecting Money on a Civil Judgment
If you sued someone for money and received a judgment against that person, you have the right to collect that money.
Q: How much can I collect?
A: The amount of your judgment plus any interest that has accrued during the time the other party pays
Q: How can I collect?
A: There are several ways to collect your money. Please note, the Court will not jail a defendant for nonpayment in a civil matter.
If the other party has the money and is present at the trial, they may pay right then.
If the other party does not have the money at that time, and you both agree, a payment plan may be established.
If the defendant is not present and a default is issued, the defendant has 21 days to pay the amount due.
If the defendant does not pay as ordered, collection will be up to YOU. You may use one or more of the following methods: