After a judgement is obtained, Courts do not order persons to pay the Judgment. It is just entered. Thus, judgement creditors must pursue post-judgment collection efforts to discovery where the judgment debtor has money. The following is a list of documents typically requested, via something called a Request to Produce in Aid of Execution:
1. All books, records, logs, journals, checkbooks, canceled checks, notes, statements, or any other documents reflecting deposits, withdrawals and balance of any checking account, savings account, certificate of deposit, money market account, mutual fund account, credit card account or line of credit in which you have or have had any interest, whether individually or with third parties.
2. All deeds, contracts for deed, partnership agreements, limited partnership agreements, contracts for purchase or sale of real property, leases, books, records, journals, logs, notes, mortgages, appraisals or other documents reflecting the existence or value of any interest of any nature held by you in any real property or fixtures, including records and documents of any conveyance or transfer of any interest in real property made by you.
3. All mortgages or any other documents reflecting any security interest of any party in any interest in real property held by you, either individually or with other parties.
4. All certificates of title, bills of sale, invoices, correspondence, certificates of authenticity, or other documents reflecting ownership or other interests held by you, either individually or with other parties, in any motor vehicle, mobile home, boat, vessel, art, antiques, furniture, stamps, coins, or other article of personal property.
5. All stocks, bonds, coupons, promissory notes, mortgages, savings bonds, treasury bills, or other securities owned by you, or in which you have any interest, either individually or with other parties, together with all correspondence, notes, memoranda, books, records or any other documents reflecting ownership or value of any interest held in any of the foregoing by you, either individually or with other parties.
6. All books, records, journals, ledgers, federal or state income tax returns, IRS Forms W-2, 1099 or K-l, payroll check stubs, or any other documents reflecting salaries, bonuses, compensation, distributions or income received by you since 2000.
7. All books, records, stock certificates, correspondence, notes, memoranda or other information relating to any ownership interest held by you in any business.
8. Any partnership, limited partnership or trust agreements to which you have been a party.
9. All intangible personal property tax returns which you have filed since 2000.
10. All income tax returns which you have filed since 2000.
11. All security agreements, pledge agreements and other documents evidencing security interests in and personal property, choses in action, intangibles, and accounts receivable owned by you.
12. All notices of commencement, construction contracts, architects’ contracts or subcontracts relating to improvements to real property owned by you.
13. Copies of all financial statements or balance sheets prepared by you or on your behalf.
14. All insurance policies entered into and any documents concerning such policies, insuring against liens to any property owned by you.
15. All documents reflecting outstanding accounts receivable that third parties are obligated to pay to you.
16. All documents reflecting safe deposit boxes currently rented by or accessible to you.
17. All life insurance policies and information relating to those policies entered into by you.
18. All documents reflecting your current monthly living expenses, including expenditures for housing, utilities, food, clothing, transportation and insurance since 2000.
19. All documents reflecting court proceedings, including lawsuits, bankruptcies, estate proceedings or other matters, to which you are or have been a party.
20. All documents including wills and trust documents, reflecting inheritances or gifts you have received or are entitled to receive.
21. All documents reflecting federal social security benefits paid to you.
22. All documents reflecting payments to you by pension or vacation funds.
23. All documents reflecting payments to you by state unemployment or workers’ compensation agencies.
24. All employment agreements to which you are a party.
25. All documents regarding any entity in which you have or had an ownership interest.
26. All trust documents for any trust in which you have a beneficial interest.