Judgment Enforcement

Obtaining a judgment often marks the end of litigation.  When a defendant refuses to pay, however, winning in court is only the beginning.  At times, the prevailing party –also known as a  judgment creditor — must enforce the judgment to obtain the relief ordered by the court.

Enforcing a judgment requires the judgment creditor (the prevailing party in the lawsuit) to seize the defendant’s assets to satisfy the judgment.  All assets (other than cash) typically are sold to generate funds and applied toward the judgment balance.

New York law provides judgment creditors with a powerful arsenal to seize assets from judgment debtors.  A party with a judgment in its favor can obtain information about assets from the debtor and third-parties through document subpoenas and depositions.  Informed about the location of the debtor’s assets, a judgment creditor can freeze bank accounts and seize the funds, garnish wages, and place a judgment lien upon real property and eventually force its foreclosure to obtain funds to satisfy a judgment.

The Law Office of Adam G. Singer, PLLC represents companies and individuals prosecuting — and defending against — the enforcement of judgments.

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