N.Y. Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 5208
Enforcement after death of judgment debtor

  • leave of court
  • extension of lien

Except where otherwise prescribed by law, after the death of a judgment debtor, an execution upon a money judgment shall not be levied upon any debt owed to him or any property in which he has an interest, nor shall any other enforcement procedure be undertaken with respect to such debt or property, except upon leave of the surrogate’s court which granted letters testamentary or letters of administration upon the estate. If such letters have not been granted within eighteen months after the death, leave to issue such an execution or undertake such enforcement procedure may thereafter be granted, upon motion of the judgment creditor upon such notice as the court may require, by any court from which the execution could issue or in which the enforcement procedure could be commenced. A judgment lien existing against real property at the time of a judgment debtor’s death shall expire two years thereafter or ten years after filing of the judgment-roll, whichever is later.

Source: Section 5208 — Enforcement after death of judgment debtor; leave of court; extension of lien, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CVP/5208 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

5201
Debt or property subject to enforcement
5202
Judgment creditor’s rights in personal property
5203
Priorities and liens upon real property
5204
Release of lien or levy upon appeal
5205
Personal property exempt from application to the satisfaction of money judgments
5206
Real property exempt from application to the satisfaction of money judgments
5207
Enforcement involving the state
5208
Enforcement after death of judgment debtor
5209
Discharge of garnishee’s obligation
5210
Power of court to punish for contempt
5211
Privilege on examination
5221
Where enforcement proceeding commenced
5222
Restraining notice
5222‑A
Service of notices and forms and procedure for claim of exemption
5223
Disclosure
5224
Subpoena
5225
Payment or delivery of property of judgment debtor
5226
Installment payment order
5227
Payment of debts owed to judgment debtor
5228
Receivers
5229
Enforcement before judgment entered
5230
Executions
5231
Income execution
5232
Levy upon personal property
5233
Sale of personal property
5234
Distribution of proceeds of personal property
5235
Levy upon real property
5236
Sale of real property
5237
Failure of title to property sold
5238
Directions to the sheriff
5239
Proceeding to determine adverse claims
5240
Modification or protective order
5241
Income execution for support enforcement
5242
Income deduction order for support enforcement
5250
Arrest of judgment debtor
5251
Disobedience of subpoena, restraining notice or order
5252
Discrimination against employees and prospective employees based upon wage assignment or income execution
5253
Cost of living adjustment for personal and real property exempt from application to the satisfaction of money judgments and exemptions in...

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 5208’s source at nysenate​.gov

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