Writ of Sequestration in Texas

Writ of Sequestration in Texas

Fans of legal television dramas may be all too familiar with such popularized criminal law terminology as a defendant needing to “make bail” to avoid remaining in jail because he or she is “flight risk.” The civil courts maintain a similar process in relation to personal property and real estate involved in actions for money

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Enforcing a Judgment across State Lines

Enforcing a Judgment across State Lines

Can a Judgment in One State Be Enforced in Another? A judgment in one state can be enforced in another state because decisions of a court in State A are given “full faith and credit” in State B under the United States Constitution and accompanying federal and state statutes. The need for enforcement of judgments

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What Personal Property Can Be Seized in a Judgment in Texas?

What Personal Property Can Be Seized in a Judgment in Texas?

If you’ve recently lost a judgment, your mind may be filled with questions and concerns like: “Is my property safe?” “Will I have a place to live?” “Will I have a car to get to work?” The answer is the State of Texas is generally “yes” to all of these questions, and with the help

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How to Get a Judgment Vacated – Reasons to Vacate a Judgment

How to Get a Judgment Vacated – Reasons to Vacate a Judgment

There are two ways that a creditor can obtain a judgment against a debtor. In the context of litigation, the two individuals or entities are also called the plaintiff (creditor) and the defendant (debtor). The first way for the plaintiff/creditor to get a judgment against a defendant/debtor is for the factfinder – a judge or

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Collecting Debt from a Closed Business – Is It Possible?

Collecting Debt from a Closed Business – Is It Possible?

Imagine that you have a customer which has unpaid bills piling up. After trying to collect for six months, you have a veritable collection of bounced e-mails to go along with those bills. No one picks up the phone, and you are reminded of a scene from a movie where the phone is ringing somewhere

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Writ of Execution in Texas – What Happens after It’s Served?

Writ of Execution in Texas – What Happens after It’s Served?

The modern court system in the State of Texas provides many protections for judgment debtors. Navigating the post-judgment collection process can be overwhelming whether the judgment is from state court, the federal district court, or out-of-state. After countless demand letters go ignored, judgment creditors often must return to even more litigation in hopes of getting

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Appealing a Judgment in Texas

Appealing a Judgment in Texas

After an unsuccessful outcome in a court in the State of Texas, you may be wondering – can a judgment be appealed? The answer is yes, and with the help of a skilled attorney, you may discover that things are not quite as final as they seem. In a broad view, an appeal is a

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How Selling a Judgment to a Collection Agency Works

How Selling a Judgment to a Collection Agency Works

A judgment – whether from civil court, a divorce decree, probate court, bankruptcy court or another type in the State of Texas – is a real piece of property and a thing of value. Can I Sell My Judgment to a Collection Agency? Like other forms of property, judgments can be legally bought and sold.

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Enforcing a Judgment Debt Against a Company

Enforcing a Judgment Debt Against a Company

The modern court system in the State of Texas provides generous protections for judgment debtors, dating back to the state’s pioneer history where it once served as a safe haven from debtors seeking to escape the harsh judgments of courts “back east.” However, the protections of exempt property, codified in the Texas Constitution, and in

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What Is Exempt Property in Texas? – Texas Homestead Exemption Law

What Is Exempt Property in Texas? – Texas Homestead Exemption Law

If you are facing judgment from a creditor, you should know that the State of Texas offers a variety of protections of property for average income families. This protection has legal roots dating back to the state’s first settlers, who themselves were often seeking to escape the burdens of judgments and start fresh. Curious as

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Default Judgment in Texas – Motion for Default Judgment & How to Vacate

Default Judgment in Texas – Motion for Default Judgment & How to Vacate

Lawsuits can be unexpected and overwhelming. It is not uncommon for a debtor-turned-defendant in a lawsuit, with their hectic schedule of work, family, and other obligations, to completely miss that they’ve been sued, particularly by a judgment creditor. Another piece of mail holding a citation and petition from a Texas court goes into a pile

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