Judicial Mortgage Law and Legal Definition

Judicial mortgage is a lien resulting from judgments passed on contested cases or by default in favor of the judgment creditor. According to the state statute of Louisiana (La. C.C. Art. 3284) a judicial mortgage is established by law to secure a judgment. It is a general mortgage. A judicial mortgage secures a judgment for the payment of money. A judicial mortgage is created by filing a judgment with the recorder of mortgages.