2016 New York Laws
CVP - Civil Practice Law & Rules
Article 52 - (Civil Practice Law & Rules) ENFORCEMENT OF MONEY JUDGMENTS
5250 - Arrest of judgment debtor.

NY CPLR § 5250 (2016) What's This?

5250. Arrest of judgment debtor. Upon motion of the judgment creditor without notice, where it is shown that the judgment debtor is about to depart from the state, or keeps himself concealed therein, and that there is reason to believe that he has in his possession or custody property in which he has an interest, the court may issue a warrant directed to the sheriff of any county in which the judgment debtor may be located. The warrant shall command the sheriff to arrest the judgment debtor forthwith and bring him before the court. The sheriff shall serve a copy of the warrant and the papers upon which it was based upon the judgment debtor at the time he makes the arrest. When the judgment debtor is brought before the court, the court may order that he give an undertaking, in a sum to be fixed by the court, that he will attend before the court for examination and that he will obey the terms of any restraining notice contained in the order.

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