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RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF DEBTOR HIDING ASSETS LEADS TO CIVIL CONTEMPT ORDER AND PAYMENT OF THE JUDGMENT DEBT IN FULL PLUS ATTORNEY FEES TO OUR CREDITOR CLIENT IN JACKSON COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Attorney Brad A. Brelinski represented a local businessman who had a judgment worth over $20,000 against another local individual. The defendant refused to pay and was generally uncooperative in our initial efforts to collect on the judgment. With the assistance of our client, we obtained information about the defendant that he was hiding assets that could have paid this debt in full. Through persistent efforts and repeated court appearances, the defendant's stories changed and he lied under oath multiple times. With enough evidence built against him, we pursued a civil contempt of court action against him, and the Jackson County District Court Judge ordered him held in contempt and he was placed in handcuffs. The judge ordered him to turn over the available funds to satisfy the entire debt plus attorney fees, or he would be sentenced to jail. The defendant soon paid over $20,000 to our client, after claiming to be penniless for months or years.

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