Writ of Attachment


A Writ of Attachment is issued prior to judgment and is used to levy on the defendant's interest in real or personal property as authorized in the writ. 

The purpose of an attachment is to secure the defendant's assets to assure such assets remain available for execution at the time a final money judgment is entered. The court may issue the writ upon the plaintiff establishing, to the court's satisfaction, that there is "probable validity" that the plaintiff will prevail in the action and there is cause to believe the defendant's assets may not be available at the time judgment is entered.