Florida Attorneys for Domesticating a Foreign Judgment
Did You Receive a Judgment from Another State or Jurisdiction?
If you won a judgment in another state against a debtor living in Florida, Rosenthal Law Group can help you enforce it. By domesticating the judgment to your debtor’s jurisdiction, you can legally enforce collection actions to recover what’s owed to you.
Our attorneys for domesticating a foreign judgment have what it takes to legally protect your right to impose collection activities upon a debtor in Florida. Attorney Alex Rosenthal is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by the "Best Lawyers in America®" every year from 2010 through 2021 in the Commercial Litigation category. Mr. Rosenthal is also a 2020 member of Lawyers of Distinction and was named to Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite" in 2019. If you have a foreign judgment and need to collect upon it in Florida, he and his staff can act on your behalf.
Guiding You toward Executing a Judgment
Before you can impose a foreign judgment upon a Florida resident, it must first be recorded in the county where that person lives or owns property. Our attorneys can help you facilitate this process, which will prompt the court clerk to notify the debtor of the judgment.
Your attorney for domesticating a foreign judgment in Florida from Rosenthal Law Group will advise you of when you can begin collection actions and the steps you must take before doing so. In most cases, you may not be permitted to proceed until 30 days after the debtor has been notified by the clerk.
These variations are dependent upon the laws and policies adopted by each Florida county, of which our legal counsel is highly knowledgeable. Most Florida counties only require that the fee is paid to record the out-of-state judgment, and the notification sent. Some counties have the requirement that the case is filed concurrently with the recording of the judgment. At our firm, we are familiar with the process, based upon the requirements of the county in which the debtor resides or owns property.
Helping Clients Execute Their Foreign Judgments
The process for actually executing the judgment will also vary. If your debtor has properties or residences in multiple counties, it is very likely that you will need to execute multiple judgments according to laws and policies unique to each county.
There is also the legal option to file a lawsuit against the creditor, in which case it is unnecessary to undertake the other process. Rosenthal Law Group can help you resolve an out-of-state judgment, and our Florida attorneys for domesticating a foreign judgment are available to discuss your specific situation. We can then determine the best course of action for you, whether through the statutory method, or through filing a lawsuit against the debtor.
Contact our firm online to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible.