writ of execution


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writ of execution

The vehicle for seizing property in order to satisfy a judgment. The rules are different in every state but can be determined by inquiring at the clerk's office where one ordinarily files lawsuits.

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A creditor still has a right to levy on property pursuant to a writ of execution, even if a judgment lien certificate has not been filed.
If a judgment creditor who has delivered a writ of execution to a sheriff prior to October 1, 2001, files a judgment lien certificate with the department by October 1, 2003, the judgment lien is retroactive to the date of delivery of the writ to the sheriff, but only as to the property of the debtor in the county as of October 1, 2001.
First, with proper recording and/or delivery of a writ of execution, the lien of a judgment of a federal court sitting in Florida is enforceable for up to 20 years from the date of entry; second, Balfour does not hold otherwise--there is nothing in Balfour to show that the judgment there was ever recorded, or that the execution was ever delivered, and the decision should therefore be treated as limited to its facts, i.