Assignment Order Law and Legal Definition

An assignment order is a court order that requires a judgment debtor to assign certain rights to the judgment creditor. Such assignment orders are obtained through a noticed motion. And the procedure involved in obtaining such an order is comparatively complicated.

This is a powerful judgment collection technique that allows a judgment collector to intercept royalties, commissions, wages from the federal government, and other future payments which would normally be paid to the judgment debtor. Assignment orders may be used to collect judgments against landlords who receive rental income or real estate agents who receive commissions that cannot be garnished under a Writ of Execution.