I'm sure you're getting tired of reading of the ongoing Perils of Patrick, but I would be most remiss in not laying out the numbers in play related to the imminent collection proceedings against Lloydminster's Patrick "Quintuple Threat Dragon Fire Thunderbolt Kid Cash Nexus of Assholery MMA Cosplay Street Fighter" Ross.
From Form G of the enforcement instructions to be delivered/filed with the Saskatchewan sheriffs (ideally later today):
Also note the brand new post judgment interest rate of 5%, up from the earlier 2%, which means the amount Patrick owes me is now increasing by $5,204.50 every year.
I have already advised my legal representation that all of the docs look good, and can be filed at her earliest convenience.
In case you were interested.
P.S. It may be of some minor interest as to what we are asking for:
So, yes, if Patrick is suddenly a lot quieter in a month or three, well, he's probably a bit busy.
P.P.S. It is not clear what the total bill for all of this will be related to Sheriff's fees for collection enforcement, but there is an initial required deposit of $750, which will be charged to me but will also be added to Patrick's tab.
There are also various hourly rates charged by the Sheriffs for things like producing reports, undertaking investigations, transportation costs, actual seizing of property and so forth; again, charged to me but simultaneously added to Patrick's bill as well. In other words, in the end, Patrick will end up paying for the entirety of the enforcement proceedings against him.
P.P.P.S. Oh, one more thing. It's worth appreciating that, once the collection process starts, I will have eyes on whatever bank accounts Patrick has, so if he has a job that involves direct deposit of his paycheque, well, I'll be taking that. More to the point, it means that any transfers of funds to Patrick's bank account will be mine to seize. And why is this important? I'm glad you asked.
There's little doubt that Patrick has been subsidized by members of his family, probably via electronic transfer of funds. But now that I'll be waiting for any such transfers, really, their only option to help him out will be handing over cash under the table. And while they might be willing to go along with that for a while, there's no way you can do that month after month or year after year without eventually slipping up.
To pull that off will require constant work on the part of Patrick's family, and one wonders at what point those family members will have had enough of the inconvenience and deception and possible risk to their own financial reporting, and tell Patrick he's on his own.
I guess we're going to find out.
P.P.P.P.S. Man, this never ends, does it? At this point, yes, I would like to know where Patrick is working these days, if anyone knows. It's common knowledge that it is in the vicinity of Grande Prairie, AB, but I know nothing more than that. Having that information means I can tell the Saskatchewan Sheriffs' collection task force where to send the garnishment order.
If I can't supply that information, the Sheriffs predictably have ways of figuring it out, but that is billable time on their part, and whatever it costs will (as above) be added to Patrick's bill.
EVEN MORE: Even though we haven't delivered the collection order to the Sheriffs for enforcement yet, the judgment has in fact been registered with the Saskatchewan Judgment Registry. What this means is that anyone who wishes can pay a small fee, then search the registry by name, at which point they will be informed of my substantial judgment against Patrick. I'm not sure what this means in terms of the consequences of someone running a credit check on Patrick or anything of the sort, but it does mean that the fact I have a judgment against him is now publicly available information for anyone willing to hand over ten bucks to do the search.
IF PATRICK REFUSES TO CO-OPERATE: Knowing Patrick, he will of course be as unco-operative as possible, which will lead into the various possibilities of compelling his co-operation, which are (as I understand it):
- Serve Patrick with a Voluntary Questionnaire from the Sheriff
- If Patrick refuses to fill that out, follow that up with a Mandatory Questionnaire, also from the Sheriff
- If Patrick still refuses to co-operate, the Sheriff can issue a Notice for an Appointment for Examination so we can examine Patrick under oath.
Again, all of the above will be done at Patrick's expense.