Can you explain what a General Writ of Execution is?

Can the Sheriff come in my house if I am not home? Can the sheriff come in my house if I answer the door? Can I challenge the General Writ of Execution? I do have a civil judgment against and am currently going to debtors hearings. I don’t have many posessions.

Asked on January 15, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Arizona


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A writ of execution is a post judgment document issues by the court clerk allowing the judgment creditor to levy upon the judgment debtor's assets (wages, bank accounts, stock accounts and the like) in order to get the underlying judgment satisfied in full or in part.

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