§ 55.01 Judgments; general form
§ 55.03 Judgments; rate of interest, generally
§ 55.04 Judgments; rate of interest, bonds of county, etc
§ 55.05 Judgments; power of attorney to confess invalid
§ 55.07 Judgments; effect of failure to record
§ 55.071 Judgments; effect of invalid affidavit or oath
§ 55.081 Statute of limitations, lien of judgment
§ 55.10 Judgments, orders, and decrees; lien of all, generally; extension of liens; transfer of liens to other security
§ 55.11 Judgments; no lien against municipalities
§ 55.13 Judgments; rights of sureties, etc
§ 55.141 Satisfaction of judgments and decrees; duties of clerk
§ 55.145 Discharge of judgments in bankruptcy
§ 55.146 Certain property exempt
§ 55.201 Central database of judgment liens on personal property
§ 55.202 Judgments, orders, and decrees; lien on personal property
§ 55.203 Judgment lien certificate; content, filing, and indexing
§ 55.204 Duration and continuation of judgment lien; destruction of records
§ 55.205 Effect of judgment lien
§ 55.206 Amendment of judgment lien file; termination, partial release, assignment, continuation, tolling, correction
§ 55.207 Correction of judgment lien file
§ 55.208 Effect of filed judgment lien on writs of execution previously delivered to a sheriff
§ 55.209 Department of State; processing fees, responsibilities
§ 55.501 Florida Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act; short title
§ 55.502 Construction of act
§ 55.503 Recording and status of foreign judgments; fees
§ 55.505 Notice of recording; prerequisite to enforcement
§ 55.507 Lien; when effective
§ 55.509 Stay of enforcement of foreign judgment
§ 55.601 Uniform Out-of-country Foreign Money-Judgment Recognition Act; short title
§ 55.602 Definitions
§ 55.603 Applicability
§ 55.604 Recognition and enforcement
§ 55.605 Grounds for nonrecognition
§ 55.6055 Foreign defamation judgment
§ 55.606 Personal jurisdiction
§ 55.607 Stay in case of appeal

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 55 - Judgments

  • Administrator: means the secretary of the Department of Management Services. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agreement: means that certain agreement entered into October 23, 1951, between the State of Florida and the Federal Security Administrator. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Average final compensation: means :
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: means the joint annuitant or any other person, organization, estate, or trust fund designated by the member to receive a retirement benefit, if any, which may be payable upon the member's death. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit: means any pension payment, lump-sum or periodic, to a member, retiree, or beneficiary, based partially or entirely on employer contributions or employee contributions, if applicable. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Calendar month: means one of the 12 divisions of a year as determined by the Gregorian calendar (e. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Compensation: means the monthly salary paid a member by his or her employer for work performed arising from that employment. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Covered employment: means employment in a regularly established position as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Date of participation: means the date on which the officer or employee becomes a member. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Management Services. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Division: means the Division of Retirement in the department. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Early retirement date: means the first day of the month following the date a member becomes vested and elects to receive retirement benefits in accordance with this chapter. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Effective date of retirement: means the first day of the month in which benefit payments begin to accrue pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Electronic means: means by telephone, if the required information is received on a recorded line, or through Internet access, if the required information is captured online. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Eligible employee: means an officer or employee, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • employee: means an eligible employee who enrolls in, or who defaults into, the investment plan as provided in subsection (4), a terminated Deferred Retirement Option Program member as described in subsection (21), or a beneficiary or alternate payee of a member or employee. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • employee contributions: means the sum of all amounts deducted from the salary of a member by his or her employer in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Employer: means an employer, as defined in…. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Employer: means any agency, branch, department, institution, university, institution of higher education, or board of the state, or any county agency, branch, department, board, district school board, municipality, metropolitan planning organization, or special district of the state which participates in the system for the benefit of certain of its employees, or a charter school or charter technical career center that participates as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • investment plan: means the defined contribution program established under this part. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Member: means any officer or employee who is covered or who becomes covered under this system in accordance with this chapter. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Normal retirement date: means the date a member attains normal retirement age and is vested, which is determined as follows:
    (a) If a Regular Class member, a Senior Management Service Class member, or an Elected Officers' Class member initially enrolled:
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Officer or employee: means any person receiving salary payments for work performed in a regularly established position and, if employed by a municipality, a metropolitan planning organization, or a special district, employed in a covered group. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Payee: means a retiree or beneficiary of a retiree who has received or is receiving a retirement benefit payment. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Pension: means monthly payments to a retiree derived as provided in this chapter. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • pension plan: means the defined benefit program of the Florida Retirement System administered under part I of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plan year: means the period of time beginning July 1 and ending on the following June 30, both dates inclusive, for all state-administered retirement systems. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • provider: means a private sector company that is selected and approved by the state board to offer one or more investment products or services to the investment plan. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Regularly established position: means :
    (a) With respect to a state employer, a position that is authorized and established pursuant to law and is compensated from a salaries and benefits appropriation pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Retiree: means a former member of the Florida Retirement System or an existing system who has terminated employment and is receiving benefit payments from the system in which he or she was a member. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Retiree: means a former member of the investment plan who has terminated employment and taken a distribution of vested employee or employer contributions as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Social security coverage: means old-age, survivors, disability, and health insurance, as provided by the federal Social Security Act. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Special Risk Class member: means a member of the Florida Retirement System who meets the eligibility and criteria required under…. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • State agency: means the Department of Management Services within the provisions and contemplation of chapter 650. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • State board: means the State Board of Administration. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • system: means the general retirement system established by this chapter, including, but not limited to, the defined benefit program administered under this part, referred to as the "Florida Retirement System Pension Plan" or "pension plan" and the defined contribution program administered under part II of this chapter, referred to as the "Florida Retirement System Investment Plan" or "investment plan. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • System Trust Fund: means the trust fund established in the State Treasury by this chapter for the purpose of holding and investing the contributions paid by members and employers and paying the benefits to which members or their beneficiaries may become entitled. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustees: means the Board of Trustees of the State Board of Administration. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Unit: means any department, division, or subdivision of a city or any classification of city employees approved for social security coverage, as such, by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, not based on age, sex, or other classification resulting in higher than average costs for retirement benefits. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • vesting: means the guarantee that a member is eligible to receive a retirement benefit upon completion of the required years of service under the investment plan. See Florida Statutes 121.4501
  • Work year: means the period of time an employee is required to work during the plan year to receive a full year of retirement credit, as provided by rule. See Florida Statutes 121.021
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01