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    Default How to Collect a Judgment After the Defendant Moves to Another State

    My question involves small claims court in the state of: California

    A few years ago I won a small claims judgment in California against a client who decided not to pay. He moved to New Mexico and I have his address since he stared another business. I've sent letters and emails and have had replies back but he refuses to pay. Can I file a property lien against him or his business even though he lives i another state? Thanks in advance for your help. :-)

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    Default Re: How to Collect a Judgment After the Defendant Moves to Another State

    You can go through the courts of New Mexico to domesticate your judgment and, once that process is complete, can then use judicial process in that state (e.g., garnishment, execution) to enforce the judgment against the debtor's non-exempt assets.

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