Domesticate a Foreign Judgment in Arizona

"best creditor's law firm"If you obtain a judgment in another state, but your judgment-debtor has assets in Arizona, contact Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC to assist you.  Our attorneys are experienced in domesticating foreign judgments and helping out-of-state clients, creditors, or lawyers with collection efforts.

A “foreign judgment” is a judgment, decree, or order of a court in the United States or of any other court which is entitled to full faith and credit in Arizona.  Pursuant to the Uniform Enforcement of Judgments Act (as adopted by Arizona), a copy of any authenticated foreign judgment may be filed in an Arizona superior court.  The clerk of the superior court “shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the superior court of this state.” A.R.S. §12-1702.  Once the judgment is domesticated, it is fully enforceable in Arizona.

If you have a foreign judgment, the attorneys at Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC are prepared to assist you with domesticating it in Arizona and collecting the sums owed to you.  You will receive the benefit of our knowledge of the issues that arise in Arizona judgment domestication matters, to help you make the best choices for your unique situation. Once the judgment is domesticated, we will provide our years of collection experience and strive to help you recover the money you are owed.

The attorneys at Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC, provide clients with experienced legal representation.  We handle many types of business disputes on behalf of both creditors and debtors. Our attorneys handle cases from pre-litigation negotiations through litigation, obtaining and enforcing judgments to collect what our clients are owed.  We are experienced in creditor’s rights including garnishments, charging orders, attachment, property execution, trustee’s sales, foreclosures, judgments, judgment collection, domestication of foreign judgments, and creditor’s issues in bankruptcy cases.  If you need assistance, or are interested in learning more, please contact us at (480) 584-5660.


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