Domesticating a Judgment in Nevada
Filing a foreign judgment in Nevada is also known as domesticating a foreign judgment in Nevada. At Rise Legal – Steve Dixon Law, we have experience filing or domesticating out of state judgments in Nevada. This guide can help answer some of your questions about the process. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (702) 329-4911.
One of the first things you’ll need to obtain is an “exemplified copy” of your current judgment. For example, if the judgment was obtained in Utah, a Utah Court will have to give you an exemplified copy to attach to the application in Nevada. A regular old copy won’t suffice. Nevada courts want proof that what they are filing is legitimate. Your court system will know what exemplified copy means when you ask them, so don’t lose any sleep over this issue.
Application of Foreign Judgment
Once you have the exemplified copy, you can draft the Application of Foreign Judgment. This document has to be signed under penalty of perjury. Again, Nevada doesn’t want to file something that is a rogue document.
Affidavit of Judgment Creditor
Along with the Application of Foreign Judgment you’ll have to certify, via affidavit, that you have tried to contact the debtor. By contacting the debtor you let them know you are trying to domesticate the judgment in Nevada. This gives the debtor the opportunity to object and tell the Court why the judgment shouldn’t be entered in Nevada. Of course, the debtor better have a good reason why the judgment shouldn’t be entered. If he or she does not, then the judgment will be entered regardless of his or her story.
Domesticating a judgment in Nevada is based on NRS 17.330 – NRS 17.400. Make sure and follow the statutes and your judgment will be domesticated in Nevada before you know it. For help in domesticating a foreign judgment, call Steve Dixon Law at (702) 329-4911.