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Collecting an award/security deposit after the fact

Posted by DJeannette on December 31, 1998 at 17:14:20:

My landlord never put my security deposit in an escrow account -
when I questioned him on it and moved out he withheld the total amount $850.
I took him to small claims and won but so far have not been able
to collect the money.I had the services of a marshal look into his bank
account but it is under his and his wife's name. Now I need to obtain
what is called a "turnover" order to gain access to the funds in the bank
account but NYPIRG and even the small claims clerk's office do not how to go
about obtaining this turnover order. Everyone says to get a lawyer but since
the judgement is only $850, lawyers have not been that interested in this, plus
I do not want to end up spending the security deposit $$ on lawyers fee if there
is some way I can do it myself.

Any suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.

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