How to Enforce a Foreign Judgment in Massachusetts
Enforcing a non-federal foreign judgment in Massachusetts is harder than in other states. Unfortunately, Massachusetts has not enacted the Uniform Foreign Judgment Act. What this means for you is that:
1. You must file a brand new law suit in Massachusetts.
2. In essence, the debtor can raise only two defenses:
(a) The out-of-state court issuing the judgment did not have personal jurisdiction over the debtor; or
(b) The debtor was not properly served with the summons and complaint and thus did not have notice of the underlying suit.
Assuming that neither issue applies, there are two ways a Massachusetts attorney could seek to enforce the foreign judgment,
Their way — Wait until entry of judgment then passively try to collect,
The Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC’s way – – Immediately file suit on the judgment and attempt to attach assets so that you can get paid.
For more information call Alan M Cohen at (508)620-6900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org