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Attachment of Earnings Charging Order Order to Obtain Information Third Party Debt Order Warrant of Execution

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About Bailiffs and Enforcement Officers Attachment of Earnings Handbook County Court Fees County Court Judgments

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Order to obtain information

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This guidance is also available in pdf format.

An order to obtain information is not a form of enforcement which will get you your money. But it is a way of getting information from the defendant (called the 'judgment debtor' when you use this procedure: you become the 'judgment creditor') which will help you decide whether it is:

If you use this procedure, the judgment debtor will be ordered to come to the court to be questioned, on oath, by a court officer. The sort of information you will receive from the questioning includes:

The questions the court officer will ask the judgment debtor are set out in Form EX140 (Record of examination), a copy of which you can also obtain from the court.

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