A Citation to Discover Assets is a way for a creditor to find out what money, property, and wages a debtor has, so that the creditor can collect on the debt. The citation tells the debtor that the debtor has to come to court and give this information to the court and to the creditor.
Once the creditor has the information, they can take steps to garnish the debtor's wages or to take the debtor's money or property.
There is also a Citation to Discover Assets of a Third Party. This is a similar form, but it is sent to someone who is holding money or property that belongs to the debtor, like a bank. See Collecting money other than wages from a third party.
If you are a debtor, and have received a Citation to Discover Assets, learn more about Money and property you can protect from collection.
Updated: January 2017