If the judgment debtor fails to pay the award promptly, you can contact them and demand that they pay it. Most people and institutions in a viable financial condition will pay a judgment willingly to get it off their records. If the judgment debtor in your case is struggling to make ends meet, you can try to satisfy the judgment by seizing their assets. This may mean garnishing their paychecks, putting liens on their property, taking money out of their bank account, or attaching assets of their business. If you suspect that the judgment debtor may have more assets in the future, you should make sure to keep renewing your judgment so that you can collect from their future assets. Sometimes a debtor will hide assets in an effort to shield them from collection, so you may need to hire an expert to locate them. You should be aware that certain key assets will be at least partly exempt from collection.