Domesticate a Judgment in Florida

The process of domesticating a judgment from another state or foreign country for enforcement in Florida is known as “Judgment Domestication.” It is accomplished in Florida under our Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. A copy of a certified judgment from another state or foreign judgment can be registered so that the judgment can be enforced in the same manner as a judgment of a circuit or counrty court of this state.

We can assist you to domesticate your judgment anywhere in Florida. We work with judgment creditors or assist counsel for the creditor.

Fees

The fees for the uncontested domestication of a foreign judgment are $450.  If you are domesticating against more than one debtor there are additional fees depending on the county that the debtors reside in.  Additional fees apply only after client approval if the domestication process is contested by the debtor.

Costs

In addition to the fees, there are costs involved in domesticating a judgment. These costs range from $42.00 to $500 per debtor depending on the county the debtor resides in. In most cases a cost advance is collected in the amount of $500 and any amounts not applied to actual costs is refunded. You may inquire with someone from our office for a more definite estimate of costs.

Lets Get Started

In order to begin the process of domesticating your judgment you will need to contact someone from our office to obtain our fee agreement and statement for the amounts required to begin.  You probably have questions and we look forward to answering them. Please call 954-942-6500 and ask to speak with Thomas Oates or his legal assistant, Sandy.

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