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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It has long been the law in Florida that money judgments become liens on personal property in a county when writs of execution are docketed on the sheriff's levy docket.
New Statewide System Replaces Docketing of Writs of Execution With Sheriffs
According to data presented by GERB MP Emil Radev, one of the initiators of the amendments, PEAs collected around BGN 428 M in 2010 from writs of execution and interests, of which some BGN 78 M, or 16.4% had been calculated as fees and extra expenses.