Satisfying a Judgment Debt

A judgment creditor has a number of options available to satisfy a judgment debt, including:

  • Seizing the property of the judgment debtor – property of the judgment debtor may be seized by a court bailiff pursuant to a writ of execution
  • Examination of judgment debtor – the judgment debtor can be brought before the court to be examined on oath regarding his property or other means of satisfying the judgment
  • Attachment of earnings – the judgment debtor’s wages or other income can be attached
  • Garnishee proceedings – if the judgment debtor is owed money by a third party, that money can be obtained to satisfy the judgment