How do you domesticate a Florida default Judgment in New York?
You need to file a new lawsuit in New York, and simultaneously move for summary judgment.
The Statute of Limitations in New York for arrears is limited to 20 years from date of default in payment regardless of whether or not the past due has been reduced to a judgment for support orders entered after 8/7/1987, years for default in payment on orders entered on or before 8/7/1987 and 20 years for all defaults in payment which have been granted as a money judgment.
The question of whether or not an out of state court can issue a judgment against you if you live in another state involves where you established the debt. Florida does not recognize a number of unlicensed "Fly by night" brokers or workers who establish debts in Florida and sue for money in other states. Florida will not recognize such law suits and judgments. Florida only recognizes people licensed to work in Florida. In fact…
A bank account would not be subject to seizure. The winning plaintiff could file an Abstract of Judgment with the county recorder's office in the county where the defendant resides. Such a judgment can only be used as a lien against real property. Florida allows unlimited homestead exemption. therefore depending on the specific circumstances, a lien could be "lifted" by a joint property owner or in some other way be declared invalid.
The usual time limit is ten years at a maximum of 8% interest. N.Y. does not allow most judgments to be renewed. A judgment in New York is valid for twenty years. During that time it can enforced against a judgment debtor's income and assets. A lien of a judgment resulting from the docketing of a judgment with the County Clerk is good for ten years, and can be renewed for another ten years.