I'm looking for help on collecting bad debts. I've tried going to collection agencies but no luck because my claims aren't big enough for them to take on the case. I've gone to court and recieved judgements against the parties but I know they are lying on the financial disclosure statements.
Here are the details.
Party A: Deadbeat tenant that owes me for unpaid rent, damages, utilities, etc. After keeping the deposit, they owe me over $1400. Both claim to be unemployeed and hardship. I know they are lying.
Party B: I did a labor only siding job as a subcontractor. When I didn't get paid, I sent the notice of intent to file a lien to the homeowner. Very quickly afterward, within hours, I got called from the contractor and a payment plan was set up. Well, due to the payment plan, now I can't lien the homeowner and I still can't get paid. What
me off is the dude rides around town on a new croch rocket but claims no ownership in any vehicles that I can lien.
Court says I can garnish wages but I have to prove they lied on the financial disclosures. Is there any way to check if someone is currently employeed? What about asset they own like vehicles, boats, motorcycles, savings accounts, any asset I could go after. I know these claims aren't huge, so I don't want to waste good money going after bad debt, but right now, I'm sick of deadbeats. Its now about the principle. If I could make their debit card get denied at Walmart until I get paid, I would.
Thanks in advance for any help