After I get a Judgment against a party, how do I collect the money?
Except as otherwise provided in the Rules, the enforcement of a money judgment is automatically stayed for a period of 10 days after the entry of the judgment. This time period allows the party owing money the opportunity to file post-trial motions in response to the judgment against them.
The Court will not act on its own to collect the money you are owed. It is up to the individual who has been awarded a judgment to take the steps necessary to enforce it. There are several options available to you to collect your judgment depending on the circumstances. However, the Rules pertaining to judgment enforcement are relatively complex. For more information, visit the People's Law Library website and Maryland Rules starting with Rule 2-632.
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