Executing Money Damages

Executing Money Damages

This lesson will address how money judgments are executed through writs of execution and garnishment, turn-over orders, and postjudgment proceedings, as well as issues related to priorities among judgment creditors.


After a court enters its final judgment ordering money damages, the process of executing the judgment, by collecting damages, begins. Assuming a defendant willingly pays the plaintiff the full amount of money due, nothing remains to be done. But in many cases, defendants don’t willingly pay.

I.               Introduction to Enforcing Money Judgments

A plaintiff may use various judicial-enforcement mechanisms for executing the...