You can apply for a hearing to find out more about how the debtor can pay the debt.
It is expected that you will be at the hearing but if you can’t be there the hearing can still go ahead. At the hearing a range of orders can be made by the court, including an attachment order.
To apply for a financial assessment hearing:
Ministry of Justice
Central Processing Unit
Write the address as written above and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box. If you use a DX mail box your mail will get to us faster (external link)
The court will issue a summons telling the debtor to come to the hearing. You can:
The court will give you:
If you serve the summons, you can claim up to $50 at the hearing for expenses. You can also do this if you have an agent serve the documents for you.
If you cannot serve the summons, you can still ask a bailiff to do it.
If the bailiff cannot find the debtor at the address you have given, you will need to provide a new address.
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