How to collect payment due for a car sale?

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How to collect payment due for a car sale?

About 3 months ago I sold a car to an acquaintance for $3,000. They were to pay $500 down and $500 per month. However the downpayment bounced and have I have gotten nothing.

Asked on April 27, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, South Carolina

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You could file a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.  After obtaining a judgment against the debtor, you could obtain a wage garnishment to collect the amount of the judgment.  Your damages (the amount you are seeking in your lawsuit) should include the $3000 plus court costs.  Court costs would include the court filing fee and process server fee. 


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