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  • What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?
    What Happens to Judgment Enforcement upon Death?

    Statutes relating to the enforcement of money judgments require careful reading and analysis. The below fairly summarizes CPLR § 5208 [Enforcement after death of judgment debtor; leave of court; ...

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  • Judgment Liens Explained: What Debtors and Creditors Need to Know
    Judgment Liens Explained: What Debtors and Creditors Need to Know

    A judgment lien arises when a court rules you owe a debt, allowing the creditor to claim your nonexempt property until the debt is paid.A judgment lien is created after the entry of a judgment. If you ...

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  • Know Your Rights Against Wage Garnishment Discrimination in New York
    Know Your Rights Against Wage Garnishment Discrimination in New York

    Getting your wages garnished due to debt can be stressful enough. But did you know that under New York law, your employer cannot legally punish you for it? As set forth below, New York CPLR § 5252 ...

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  • Simple Guide to Blocking Debt Collectors From Exempt Bank Funds
    Simple Guide to Blocking Debt Collectors From Exempt Bank Funds

    Key Takeaways for Protecting Your Money from Creditors Certain Funds are Off-Limits to Creditors: There are specific types of income that creditors cannot touch, no matter what. These include: Social ...

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  • How Creditors "levy" (take) your Property: New York
    How Creditors "levy" (take) your Property: New York

    What is a Levy? The verb "to levy" means "to take or seize property in execution of a judgment." Used in a sentence: "The judgment creditor may levy on the debtor's assets." A levy is the final stage ...

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  • Pursued Twice for the Same Debt?  Assert Your Rights Immediately!
    Pursued Twice for the Same Debt? Assert Your Rights Immediately!

    Attempted Garnishment after Satisfaction of Judgment: A Case Study In one matter, our client wasn't sued twice but was garnished twice, which also happens. Originally, he hadn't been served properly, ...

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