I also emphasize in my practice collecting out-of-state and foreign judgments on my clients’ behalf. If a judgment was obtained in another state by a lawsuit, then that judgment can simply be docketed in the State of New York and enforced as if it were a judgment of the State of New York. However, if the judgment from the other state was obtained on a default, then that judgment has to be sued on again here in New York.

Foreign judgments may require an Apostille of the judgment in order to collect. An Apostille is a formal document issued by a foreign government to authenticate documents. My firm has experience with this type of foreign judgment, and can help you collect on your judgment, whether it’s based overseas, in another state, or in the state of New York.

Justice's scales, illustrating a website about collections services in New York State.