What is a Writ of Attachment?
Attachment is defined as a remedy where a plaintiff can seize defendant’s property before judgment to secure any recovery the plaintiff may recover in a pending lawsuit. It can only be used where there is a lawsuit on file claiming that money is owed.
In order to obtain a writ of attachment, a plaintiff must satisfy all of the following requirements:
Because attachment is a harsh remedy, the creditor has the burden of proving that the claim on which an attachment may be based is probably valid. However, when used correctly, an attachment can be a very powerful tool for a creditor to force an early resolution at the outset of litigation.
The real estate attorneys at Schorr Law have experience with writ of attachments. To inquire about a free 30-minute consultation contact us by phone at (310) 954-1877 or by email at
By Stephanie Goldstein, real estate attorney in Los Angeles.
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