If you were divorced in another country or state and you need to collect monies owed to you for that judgment from your ex-spouse who lives in Florida, the first step is to domesticate the divorce judgment to Florida.
Domestication of a foreign judgment, whether it be a divorce judgment or not, is a process where the judgment of a foreign courts is recognized by the Florida Courts.
Once the judgment has been recognized by the Florida Courts, then you will receive a Florida Final Judgment for your foreign divorce judgment and you can proceed with collecting the monies owed to you by your ex-spouse through garnishment, liens, or even a collection agency.
However, you cannot begin any of these collection methods for property in Florida, whether it be real property or personal property, until the foreign judgment is recognized by the Florida Courts and you obtain a Florida Final Judgment for your foreign divorce judgment or other type of judgment.
If you have a foreign judgment that you need to have recognized by the Florida Courts, then contact Boyer Law Firm today!