I filed a judgment on the defendant, and he dies. How do I get my money?
Asked Sep 15, 2010, 10:45 PM
I filed a civil suit against my former attorney. By default, I won because he didn't show up. He never appealed in the 30 days he had to. My next question to the courts was, "How do I get my 3,106 dollars? " Fearing that it didn't matter that I won, he still wouldn't pay me. They said to go to the clerk of courts and file a judgement against his name. So I did that. I have been waiting 3 months now, and the judgement I filed seemed to do no good. I just found out that the man I sued had died last week. My question is, now that he has died, will I get my money by default? I have no clue on what steps to take. If someone had any info on this matter, and can help me, I would be appreciative. This all took place in Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks in advance