Dear Harry:

Back in 2002, I lent a neighbor $5,500 to do some very necessary home repairs. He never made a single payment, so I sued him last year. The case was resolved in my favor and the judge gave him a dressing-down as well. I was supplied with information regarding collecting on the judgment, one of which directed me to the sheriff to enforce it. The sheriff notified him of a pending sale of his personal property, but he insisted that everything belonged to his new wife. I just discovered that he has owned a commercial rental property for many years. What should I do now?

What Harry says: The sheriff can direct you on how to get that judgment turned to a lien on his property. You can then proceed to a sheriff's sale. I don't think you'll have to go that far because he'll pay up as soon as he's notified of the lien. *

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