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Judgments: Duration, Perfection and Domestication

February 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Laurin S. Schweet

(Second of Three Parts)

We continue with this series from the January issue.

Perfection of Judgments

Creation of Judgment Lien on Homestead Property

B. Stay of Execution

Washington court rules prevent execution of a superior court judgment for 10 days after entry. CR 62. The stay is 30 days after entry of a judgment from state district court. RALJ 4.2. Judgments entered in federal district courts are stayed for 14 days. FRCP 62.

Judgment creditors from small claims court must file a Notice of Non-Payment to transfer the judgment to the civil docket of state district court. Recording a judgment is not considered a violation of...

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