Now, how do you get your money? It is more than likely that the opposing party is not going to just hand over the money, otherwise there would not have been a suit in the first place.
The judicial system has accounted for this by allowing prevailing parties and attorneys to collect the monies through liens and garnishments. However, in order to place a lien or garnish wages in Florida, the judgment must be a Florida Final Judgment.
There are two ways to obtain a Florida Final Judgment:
- The case took place in Florida and a Florida court issued the judgment
- A final judgment was entered in another state or country and the judgment was domesticated to Florida.
If you have a judgment in another state or country, you should hire an attorney experienced in domesticating foreign judgments, as properly enacting this legal procedure is vital to being able to collect monies through a lien or wage garnishment.