Enforcing Foreign Judgement in Austin, Texas
It is not uncommon for creditors to have judgments against a debtor in one jurisdiction while the debtor resides in another. If you have a “foreign judgment” or a judgment from another state and wish to enforce the judgment in Texas, you must take a number of steps in order to domesticate the judgment. A lawyer can be crucial in helping you through the process. I am Austin business attorney John McDuff. I represent businesses and individuals in a broad spectrum of business litigation matters. I help business creditors with six- and seven-figure judgments domesticate foreign judgments. I can also help clients collect upon these judgments as well.
Texas follows the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. In order to domesticate a foreign judgment, it will be necessary to file the following documents in a Texas state court.
- An authenticated copy of the judgment
- An affidavit with the name and address of the judgment debtor, the judgment creditor and the judgment creditor’s attorney
The Clerk of Court will then send notice of the filing to the judgment debtor. Once your judgment becomes enforceable in Texas, I can undertake appropriate collection actions on your behalf. These actions could include conducting post-judgment discovery to locate the debtor’s assets.
Collectability can be an overlooked part of any type of litigation. Throughout your case, I will offer thorough, candid counsel on the advisability of collection efforts.
Austin Attorney John McDuff: Domesticating Foreign Judgement
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