You can apply for a registrar to phone the debtor to assess their ability to pay. This can be useful if:
Fill out the assessment of financial means application form. Make sure you:
You should also include the debtor's address. If we cannot make contact with the debtor by phone, then a hearing can be ordered so that the debtor has to come to court to complete the financial assessment.
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)
You can also file it at your local district court.
A registrar will phone the debtor to assess their finances. The registrar can issue a range of orders including an attachment order.
If the registrar cannot assess the debtor’s finances over the phone, they may issue a summons for the debtor to attend a hearing. You can’t be at this hearing.
The court will tell you the result of the application.
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