Home     Links     Contact Us     Bookmark  
 
   Homepage      News      Legal Forum      Dictionary  
Home : Legal Forum : Law & Ethics

What happens if you sue someone, but they dont have the money?
Find answers to your legal question.





What happens if you sue someone, but they dont have the money?

like, say for example if i was really rich and had a ferrari, and i was driving in a city, and some hobo kicked it, and put a huge dent in it. now, i would sue the homeless man for the blank number of million dollars it would cost to fix. now, how would i get that money? obviously the hobo doesnt have that money, so what would happen?







Beverly C
You could file what is called an asset hearing. The person would have to disclose to the court all items of value that they own. AThe court would then order them to sell these items and pay you the money.


chilicooker_mkb
Rating
The IRS is supposed to monitor the defendants assets and make them available to you. In other words..You Are Screwed.


Greg K
Rating
You would have insurance to cover situations like that.
The homeless guy is what we call "judgment proof"; no matter what they do, you cannot collect any money from them because they don't have any.


Dina K
Rating
When you sue someone, you end up getting a judgment against them. When you get a judgment, you use that judgment to garnish wages, take money out of their bank accounts, put a lien on their home, etc...

If someone has no money, then you can't collect at all.

If someone has money, but is able to file bankruptcy, then you can't collect.


Sweet Tart
Rating
im pretty sure that the money is taken out from their wages until it adds up to the total ammount that you ued them for


Bill
Rating
Some people are so poor that it makes no sense to sue them. Happens all the time. Sometimes people will sue them anyway just for vindication, or in hopes they they'll inherit something or win the lottery. They will not go to jail (debtor's prison was done away with ages ago).

Another thing that might make sense is to sue them and win so you can obtain an insurable interest in that person, and then buy a life insurance policy in the hobo's name. When he dies in a gutter, chaCHING!


ericsamways
Rating
I would find that hobo and shake his hand. people who sue others over stupid pathetic crap like that can kiss my A

Oh, and there is no debtors prison


regerugged
Rating
After you win, you file a judgement against the person. It lasts as long as the statute of limitations in your state. You can then renew the judgement, for as long as you live. You can also keep chasing after the bum. Maybe he eventually wins a lottery.


Cracked
they take it out of their wages


hobbybob
Rating
If a homeless person damaged your car that would be a road hazard with your insurance. If A person owes you a large amount of money you can sue them in a civil law suit for payment and win the ability to attach there bank account or a share of there wages and there tax returns also a lien can be placed against the person and they can not sell or buy property without paying you. Like in the case of OJ Simpson and a book he wrote and he lost the rights to the book over money he owes.


sandman
TUFF SHITSKY! No soup for you.


sweety Returnz
Rating
good question i often wonder this.


mrs_pipesmoker
that person would have to spend time in jail.


"Your Name" on my *SS
Rating
they would probably have to go to jail, it all depends on the judge, and if they aren't homeless, just really poor, they might have to find a way to pay it back in the duration of the time the judge says.


Petero
Rating
You would be wasting your time and money and the tax payers money, as the "hobo" would need legal aid.
Remember the saying "you cannot get blood out of a stone"


Eleanor Roosevelt
Rating
nobody ever pays.


robert s
You wouldn"t they do not have debtors prison. If he is a hobo he does not have any money. It is like beating a dead horse it won't go.







Legal Discussion Forum

 Can I file a case against a person who gave me the wrong drink?
At a classmates' party (Rob), he promised me that he was serving me "Light Champagne". Later, when he served me for a second helping, I am sure he added something like vodka to the ...


 Is it legal to smoke marijuana in Bryant Park, New York City?
Because a friend told me how they saw a cop walk right by someone smoking a joint there and didn't do anything about it. He said it clearly smelled like marijuana too....


 What do you do (if anything) when you someone who is parked illegally in a Handicapped place?
Soooooooooo many people park in handicapped parking...how do we get them to stop?...


 if weed were legal, would you smoke in public?
...


 Why are guns legal but cannabis is illegal?
18-year old babies can buy a disgusting weapon of mass destruction but yet as legal adults cannot smoke cannabis.

Why?...


 Is it illegal to go into someones house if you just want to take a look around?
The neighbors have really nice wallpaper and i want to take a closer look, but they won't invite me in because they don't like me....


 Is it legal for a 12 year old girl and a 51 year old man to date?
I know the law doesn't prevent us from dating,

But I would like to start a family with her as soon as possible....


 Is it illegal to have romantic relations with animals in the US?
just that cow in the barn is looking mighty appealing ...


 I know marijuana is illegal is California, but is purchasing a glass pipe online illegal too?
...


 will i win in court or should i give it back?
ok a "friend" gave me a laptop because it didn't work, i said I'd try to get it fixed. I got it working and told them it works now. Now he said he was going to sue me to get it ...


 do you think smoking marijuana should be legal?
should you be able to smoke pot if you want to?...


 Should welfare moms be allowed to have 9 kids?
"A 35-year-old woman sued a Boston-area hospital for performing a tubal ligation, thus sterilizing her, after the birth of her 9th child. Tessa Savicki states that she requested an IUD, a ...


 How many times does a person have to threaten you before you can go to the police?
I was wondering how many times a person has to be threatened with physical harm before going to the police to actually have a case? How detailed to the threats have to be?...


 give me three reasons why minors shouldn't be trial as minors?
need help with only three reasons....


 Do you think firearms should be banned to the public?
This is a two part question:

One, do you think guns should be banned?

Two, do you think manufacturers of guns be stopped, and would you feel safer without weapons being ...


 In america, what do the children get after their parent(s) are murdered?
It's not a joke or a riddle....


 If you pay child support can you claim it on your taxes? If NO, why?
Does the kids have to be living with you?...


 911!!!! My Bad neighbors w/ Marijuana growing in there own yard?
I have this Azzhole next door! Hes rude and out of line! He even calls police on my own car in my own driveway! The cops where ticked too!

Now I noticed he has several Marijuana plants (...


 Do we still have our 1st ammendment rights?
Sometimes it seems that we do not have the rights we are promised... What do you think? Why or why not?...


 What is the theory behind granting members of congress freedom from arrest?
...




Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Wiki Law 3k Monday, July 28, 2014 - Trusted legal information for you.
Archive: Forum  |  Forum  |  Forum  |  Links
0.054