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Domesticating Foreign Judgments

Because Massachusetts has not adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Acts, if you win a lawsuit against a debtor in a different state, you will have to file a domestication action to make it enforceable. Don’t worry — the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC is here to help.

We understand that you want the money you are owed as soon as possible. We work to make that happen by filing the appropriate domestication action to enforce your out of state judgment and seek at the same time to recover funds from a debtor’s Massachusetts assets.

Attorney Alan M. Cohen has more than thirty years of experience using effective, innovative methods to collect on debts for clients in Massachusetts and those who operate out of state but have a claim against a MA debtor. We will file suit in MA immediately, and that is just the start of our work.

A paper judgment, even when domesticated to Massachusetts, will only take you so far. The ethical yet aggressive work done by Attorney Alan M. Cohen is what can turn that paper into money.

With a domesticated foreign judgment in hand, we work diligently to uncover anything and everything that could be liquidated to pay the debt, whether your debtor is being up front, or – more likely – trying to hide assets.

Along with taking the appropriate steps to domesticate your judgment to Massachusetts, we will investigate the debtor in tandem so there is no time wasted once your judgment has been domesticated to MA. The Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC will attach any asset we can, instead of relying on persuasion to make the debtor pay up.

In our experience, legal action, strong investigation skills, and thorough accounting of non-exempt assets lead to payment – – not asking nicely. You have waited long enough, and we will not waste any of your time.

Some attorneys domesticate the judgment first, then do the legwork to try to get the debtor to pay up. There is no sense in wasting any time between these actions. This understanding of legal options is why we are so highly rated when it comes to collecting debts. We won’t stop until we have pursued every legal avenue to collect on your foreign judgment.

To learn more about how we can assist in domesticating your judgment, call us today at (508) 620-6900, or email us at

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