The decision is the final order of the court, which states that the amount is due from one party to another. Courts can not help, so you must impose them yourself or get help in implementing your decision.
At present, the interest rate in Massachusetts (a compound annual interest rate) is 12% for court decisions, which starts with a claim, violation or original claim (which led to or the beginning of the trial). Please note that if the objections, reparations or harassment received from the defendant are considered insignificant, trivial and unfair; the interest rate becomes 18%.
In the state of Massachusetts, there are three civil courts dealing with the application of sentences. If the amount of the judgment is less than $ 2,000, it will be in the small court (municipal or municipal).
Massachusetts judicial decisions are enforceable for 20 years. May be extended for another 20 years if the Court is informed that the decision has not yet been implemented.
An unusual part of the Massachusetts Act is that in order to keep your decision in effect, you must obtain execution orders (WOE) in court within one year of the time you are eligible for WOE from this court. If this sounds difficult – the actual text of the law on this is more difficult.
Massachusetts refers to WOE differently from most other countries. But must be obtained in court within one year and, as a rule, retained throughout the duration of the decision. If you use WOE to collect some of the debtor’s assets successfully, you have used them. Then you must get a new document showing the amount actually paid by the debtor. You must get this new within five years.
With WOE, you can attach the debtor’s salary or bank account, or ask the architect to collect and sell the debtor’s assets. (For more, see Chapter 246 of the Massachusetts General Laws).
To collect a bank account, you first get permission from the court. Then take the WOE with instructions to collect and pay the local sheriff to collect the bank account of the debtor.
To collect the debtor’s salary, the debtor must be notified by mail to the salary application by registered mail to inform him of the planned salary for at least ten days. The first $ 125 a week for wages is usually exempt. Then take the WOE with instructions and pay the local commissioner to collect the salary from the debtor.
You can also use WOE to collect a debtor’s personal property, such as a car, jewelry, musical instrument, or TV. You can not take things yourself. You must pay the shipper to pick up and hold things before they are sold at auction. It’s not always cost-effective.
If the debtor has one day or has a stake in the property, you can register a mortgage in the county registry, in the area where the current or future property is located. If the property is refinanced or sold, you can pay. In rare cases, you can (for big money) impose real estate sales to satisfy your judgment – read article on massachusetts things to do.