Debt Attorney – Contingency Collections
Have you won a lawsuit only to find that the debtor has moved to another state? Our attorneys have years of experience collecting from debtors in Arkansas on judgments obtained in other states! These out-of-state judgments are called foreign judgments. Arkansas has adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act, now codified at Arkansas Code Annotated section 16-66-601. Utilizing these procedures, our attorneys can register your out-of-state judgment in the Arkansas court system. Once your foreign judgment has been registered, our attorneys can execute against the debtor using any of the post-judgment tools available under Arkansas law. Our attorneys will obtain an authenticated copy of your foreign judgment which we will file with the circuit clerk in the county where your debtor is located. We will also file an affidavit with the clerk which states the name and last known address of the creditor and debtor. Once ten days have passed from the filing of the foreign judgment, our attorneys can begin collecting on the judgment as if it were originally obtained in an Arkansas court. The time it takes to register a foreign judgment can vary depending on whether the foreign judgment was taken in default or on the merits. The process can also be slightly delayed depending on how long it takes for us to receive everything we need from the courts; however, in most scenarios your judgment can be registered and ready for collection in a few weeks. For more information on pursuing foreign judgments in Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee, call or email Owens, Mixon, & Gramling.
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