Domesticating a Foreign Sister State Judgment in New York: It’s in the Affidavit

Domesticating a Foreign Judgment in New YorkDomesticating a foreign sister state Judgment in New York will NOT be possible without a clearly, carefully worded Affidavit drafted by your New York debt collection attorney. Quite often the Clerk rejects the request to enter the foreign sister state judgment because the accompanying Affidavit is incomplete or insufficient.

New York Courts recognize foreign Court judgments when the underlying judgment was obtained on the merits. When a judgment is obtained on merits, the defendant had a meaningful part in the defense of the action before a decision or judgment was reached. The New York Courts will accept and honor the decision of the out of state Court giving it full faith in credit. If the judgment was obtained by default or by Confession/Consent, then the Court will not recognize the judgment. Continue reading “Domesticating a Foreign Sister State Judgment in New York: It’s in the Affidavit”

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