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Helping Georgians Transfer Family Judgments To And From Other States

In our fairly transient culture, oftentimes people will divorce in one state and then one or both parties will move to another state. Domestication of Foreign Judgments refers to transferring the orders of one state to another. While it can refer to transfers of orders from one country to another, that process is somewhat more complicated.

Generally, if an obligated party moves to a new state, it is not a bad idea to domesticate the order pertaining to child support, for example, in that new state. It can greatly expedite any collection efforts. If both parties move from the originating state, domesticating the judgment to an obligated party’s state is the best idea.

The skilled attorneys at The Manely Firm, P.C., have considerable experience with this complex area of family law. We’ve helped families all over the Atlanta Metro, Georgia and in other parts of the world.

What Is The Process Of Getting Domestication Of Foreign Judgments?

The first step in domesticating a judgment or order from another state is to obtain a certified copy of that judgment or order. After an action is filed in the new state seeking domestication of the judgment or order, the obligated party must receive notice in a form approved by the new state. In Georgia, we usually require personal service to ensure that due process requirements are satisfied.

Domesticating a judgment does not need to be complicated. More often than not, it is a process of ensuring that the I’s are dotted and the T’s crossed rather than laying the groundwork for an elaborate strategy.

Want To Learn More? Talk To Us.

If you have questions about domesticating a judgment or would like our help with this legal process, contact The Manely Firm, P.C., to schedule an initial consultation with one of our highly experienced family lawyers. Appointments are available at any of our Georgia offices. Call 866-687-8561 or send us a message online.

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