Month: December 2012

Handling Real Property in a Decedent’s Estate

The personal representative of an estate (executor or administrator) has a legal duty to take custody and control of a decedent’s estate.  He or she must identify the estate assets, protect the assets, value the assets, and then distribute the assets pursuant to the decedent’s last will and testament or Pennsylvania law.  Assets include the …

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Domesticating a Foreign Judgment in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law provides an efficient remedy for a judgment creditor with a judgment in one state to domesticate that judgment in Pennsylvania for enforcement against a debtor or a debtor’s assets in Pennsylvania.  The statute is 42 Pa.C.S.A. 4306 and is called the “Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act”. The Act defines a “foreign judgment” …

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Bank Account Levy in Pennsylvania

More often than not, simply obtaining a money judgment against a debtor will not compel the debtor to voluntarily pay what is owed.  Money judgments often remain unsatisfied; however, all is not lost.  A Pennsylvania debt collection attorney can utilize various legal remedies to enforce the judgment.  A common remedy for enforcing a judgment is …

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