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How should I proceed on collecting my small claim judgement that the 2 defendants and their attorney failed to comply with?

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I'm the plaintiff. My 2 defendants hired an attorney for our small claims trial but lost the case. I was awarded a judgment that they failed to pay. How should I pursue them?

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Oct 16, 2018
Generally, if a party has been awarded a money judgment, they have the ability to make sure the judgment debtor has the ability to pay, and has a few options available for recovering the judgment. In Connecticut, the Superior Court - General Provisions, Sec. 24-32. Execution in Small Claims Actions provides that:

"(a) Pursuant to the General Statutes, the judgment creditor or the representative of the judgment creditor may file with the court a written application on forms prescribed by the office of the chief court administrator for an execution to collect an unsatisfied money judgment.
(b) Service of an initial set of interrogatories, on forms prescribed by the office of the chief court administrator relevant to obtaining satisfaction of a small claims money judgment shall be made by sending the interrogatories by certified mail, with return receipt requested or with electronic delivery confirmation, to the person from whom discovery is sought."

Connecticut forms for pursuing and collecting money judgments can be found here: https://www.jud.ct.gov/forms/grouped/civil/collect_civil.htm

And, more information about enforcing small claims judgments can be found here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2004/rpt/2004-R-0143.htm
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