But I don’t want to bankrupt the bad guy, I just want my money.
Your motivation to adopt a softer approach may vary. You may work for an organisation that has a principled objection and standing order to not bankrupt any creditor, no matter how much they deserve it. Or, you may just not be owed enough to use this approach.
Whatever the reason, there are other options.
One option is what is commonly referred to (with different names in different Courts) as a ‘Summons for Oral Examination’.
This is a series of probing financial questions that your judgment debtor must answer to the Court (and you get a copy of these answers), the purpose being to allow you to determine how best to pursue them for your money.
Whilst not technically an enforcement tool, for many debtors whom I have pursued, just the thought of opening up their financial affairs will be enough to motivate them to pay you your money. With others, it serves its purpose to allow you to determine the best enforcement method to get your money.
Although not without its detractors, depending on the size of the debt, the behavior of your debtor and your particular preferences, a Summons for Oral Examination may just do the trick. To get your money now, don’t get mad, GET WEINBERG!