you may remember a long you may remember a long time ago, part of my Landscaping was destroyed by a contractor that took 8 months to add on one bedroom and bath to my neighbor's house.
I finally I finally had my day in court, and I won. The judge awarded me $1,800 including 100 for court costs and fees. It was an open and shut case... Seeing as the guy never showed up.
the the judge tells me that I get to drive 40 miles to the downtown of the nearest city, to the Sheriff's Department, to talk to someone about my options. Why I can't call I don't know.
First option, garnishes wages. No wages, he's a contractor. Take his taxes. He probably pays in. Not that he would be honest. No here's one I like, I can request the court to demand him to show income of every sort to show why he didn't pay. If he doesn't show up for that hearing, they will swear out a warrant for his arrest.
I I called a local attorney and offered $100 to call the guy and scare the crap out of him. 4 days later I had a check for $1,800.