Blog Posts in January, 2015

Enforcing Sister-State Judgments in New York

In a nutshell, Article 54 of the New York CPLR sets forth the procedure to simply register a judgment entered in another state. So long as the foreign court had jurisdiction to enter that judgment, it ...
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What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

Statutes relating to enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. Judges often disagree about application of some statutes, in part due to confusing wording. But the below ...
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What is a Judgment Lien?

A judgment lien is created after the entry of a judgment. If you've been sued and lost the case by default (you didn't formally respond) or you lost on the merits, you are the judgment debtor. ...
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How the Homestead Exemption Works in New York

The government's policy in implementing the homestead exemption in CPLR § 5206 is to protect from seizure the reasonable living requirements of the debtor and his or her family. The same ...
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