The legal process of seizing property to ensure satisfaction of a judgment is called attachment, and the document by which a court orders such a seizure may be called a writ of attachment or an order of attachment. A court of law, at the request of a creditor, designates specific property owned by the debtor to be transferred to the creditor, or sold for the benefit of the creditor. Legal mechanisms are used by debtors to prevent the attachment of their assets.

Here on LawServer you’ll find relevant state laws about attachment.