I am in the process of getting a default judgement in Colorado for rent owed me plus damages to property that was rented from me by individuals who own a home in Arizona. My question is can I put a lien on their home in Arizona if I get a default judgement here in Colorado?
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Yes, you can do this under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Faith_and_Credit_Clause). Once you get the judgment in Colorado, you will have to get a certified copy of the judgment and send it to the Arizona county where their property is located to be enrolled in the judgment roll.
There are documents that the clerk and the judge must sign in order to validate the document. However, this can be done.
Once you get the judgment in Colorado, I would recommend that you contact a local attorney in Arizona (in the city or county where the people live) and get help filing the judgment lien against their property - including the house.
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