Judgment collection (or Execution of Judgment) refers to the process taken after a prevailing part in a civil suit wins a money judgment.
Other common legal terms:
Execution (or Writ of Execution)- If the winning party does not receive payments in a timely fashion or if no payment arrangement is made, the prevailing party may ask the Court to issue an execution. An execution is an order to the Sheriff or levying officer to assist the collection process. The judgment may be executed against a savings or checking account, personal property (not a necessity of life), wages, vehicles, or any other assets of the judgment debtor.
Praecipe - The winning party may ask the sheriff or a process server to serve papers on the other party. This process may involve additional steps, timelines and various fees. For example, it requires filling a praecipe, specifically identifying what to execute against.
Exemption - Certain property and percentages of assets may be exempt from collection, such as a percentage necessary to support the debtor and his/her family and for the necessities of life.
Judgment Satisfaction - Payment of the judgment is referred to as satisfaction. Generally, the creditor is responsible for notifying the Court as soon as the judgment is satisfied.
MCA Title 25, Chapter 9. Judgment
MCA Title 25, Ch. 9, Part 5. Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
MCA Title 25, Ch. 9, Part 6. Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
MCA Title 40, Ch. 5, Part 10. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act
MCA Title 25, Chapter 13. Execution of Judgment
MCA Title 25, Chapter 14. Proceedings in Aid of Execution of Judgment
Tips for Collecting Your Judgment, from Nolo.com
Collecting From a Judgment Debtor: Wage Garnishment, Property Liens, and Bank Account Levys, from Nolo.com
How Creditors Enforce Judgments, from Nolo.com
Child Support and Wage Garnishments, from the Montana Human Resources Division
Montana Child Support Enforcement Division website