In September the 5th District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in Pratt v. Equity Bank, (Fifth District Court of Appeal Case No. 5D12-46222013, issued September 27, 2013) ruling that the Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act (FEFJA) does not require a new service of process in Florida.
Is your foreign judgment enforceable in Florida?
More and more frequently I speak to judgment creditors with a judgment issued by a state or country other than Florida. The process of registering that judgment in Florida is called domestication. Once domesticated, the foreign judgment is given full faith and credit and is enforceable by Florida courts to the same extent as a Florida judgment.
Foreign Judgment Domestication & Enforcement
Question: How can I enforce a judgment issued by a court in my home state/country against a person or entity located in Florida? Florida Courts recognize the principal of full faith and credit from the United States Constitution and permit the enforcement of a judgment issued by another State or Foreign country’s court as a Foreign Judgment. The process of …