judgment Recovery

You have sued someone in court. You have received a monetary judgment in your favor.

Now what?

Recent statistics show that up to 80% of all court judgments go uncollected. Ultimately the responsibility for collecting the judgment falls to the creditor, who often enough is faced with a debtor who seeks to avoid payment.

Under such circumstances, engaging a private investigator to conduct a judgment recovery investigation is the most effective course of action. The private detective possesses the skills and resources to locate, not only elusive debtors, but elusive assets as well.

At SIA Investigations, we use the full range of our investigative abilities in order to help our clients recover judgments. We have performed over a thousand skip trace investigations to locate people who don’t want to be found, and even more asset searches to locate money its owners don’t want to be found.

The reality is that most judgments can be recovered – with a combination of persistence, patience and grit – but that many creditors simply do not turn to someone who can see the process through to its conclusion.


Using a private investigator – and our highly successful asset searches – also allows you, the creditor, the possibility to petition the court to issue a writ, which would allow for the seizure and sale of assets in order to pay the original judgment. (Moreover, our process service division can even serve the writ on your debtor.)

No judgment is beyond recovery. It just takes the right people with the right knowledge. At SIA investigations, we can help you collect the funds you are owed. Because of the breadth of the services we offer as an integrated private investigation firm, we have all the necessary tools at our disposal for even the most difficult judgment recovery cases.

If you have received a judgment from a civil court and are having trouble collecting, please call us at 877-574-4411 for a free consultation. Alternatively, you may contact us using the convenient email form below.

Do you have a judgment that needs to be satisfied but don’t know anything about the debtor? Was the judgment entered years ago? Many debtors let their guards down as a judgment ages and they come into inheritances and secure great paying jobs. This can be the best time to strike. We can covertly locate employment, bank accounts and other liquid assets so you can levy them on the debtor blindsided. In many instances they won’t know what hit them until it’s too late. Many property liens, bank levies and earnings withholding orders can be recorded and served with little or no prior notice. The debtor who wronged you is left scratching their head as to why their checks are bouncing around town until they get a notice in the mail saying you have their money.

Are you in need of auditing a probate inventory? Are you sure you have all the assets of your loved one accounted for? Do you suspect that some of the assets you were sure existed have been embezzled by another family member or care giver? How can you make an intelligent distribution decision without bringing this darkness to light?

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