if someone from pa files a civil suit against a person who lives in nj would it help to change residency to florida to avoid paying the suit
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it hasnt happened yet so nothing
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So long as the suit is filed in the proper jurisdiction, it will not be that big of a change if the defendant moves. If the plaintiff were to win and get a civil judgment, but all of the defendant's assets were in a different jurisdiction, there is a process by which any judgment can be filed and enforced in a different judgment (called enforcing a "foreign judgment").
While the defendant moving assets (and themselves) to a different state might slow down the process of enforcing the judgment, ultimately, it likely will not prevent a judgment from being enforced.
So, in short, it might delay having the judgment enforced, but ultimately will likely not prevent enforcement entirely.
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