As attorneys who recognize that businesses conduct business across state lines, our task is to aid our clients in collecting the amount they are due. Our skilled attorney assists clients from outside of Georgia to collect revenue and minimize losses through various legal avenues.
Judgment Collection Law Firm
Diwan Law has worked with hundreds of creditors to domesticate and collect judgments made in other states.
Domesticating Out-Of-State Judgments
If you have obtained the court judgment against an individual or business in another jurisdiction, the chances are that you can domesticate the judgment in Georgia.
Our law firm frequently assists clients who have already secured a judgment in a different state against the Georgia debtor. We can take the appropriate steps to domesticate your judgment and the actions necessary to ensure maximum recovery.
Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
Leveraging the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (UEFJ) Act
There is nothing more stressful than filing an action against a debtor due to the inability to pay an outstanding due amount. And even more frustrating is having to file a new lawsuit when the debtor moves to another state.
Fortunately, Georgia has adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act (UEFJ) Act. If the judgment is from a different UEFJ state, there is no need to file a new lawsuit to collect..
The majority of states abide by the Act, which means that a judgment awarded in one state can be domesticated or registered in the state where the debtor resides. This is sometimes referred to as the domestication of a foreign judgment.
While the term “foreign judgment” may suggest that the judgment was obtained in a different country, a foreign judgment is simply a judgment obtained in another state, also known as a “sister state.”
The process of domestication of a judgment saves the hassle of starting the process all over and over.
Furthermore, the debtor will not be able to present defenses to the merits of the case because it has been reduced to a judgment in favor of the plaintiff, the creditor.
Post Judgment Remedies
After your foreign judgment is domesticated in Georgia, you can move forward with your post-judgment remedies.
Georgia is a creditor-friendly state, and there are numerous post-judgment collection options for creditors to choose from, including bank garnishment, wage garnishment, levies, and foreclosure.
Our firm’s Atlanta-based foreign judgment lawyer can domesticate out-of-state judgments and assist clients through every step of the collection process. Call us at 404-635-6883 to find out more about our services now.
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Obtaining a Georgia judgment against a defendant is just the first step in recovering what you are owed, but completing the judgment collection process is complicated and successful debt collection requires the assistance of an experienced debt collection lawyer. Diwan law provides legal advice for all aspects of debt collection.
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