Writ of Execution Law and Legal Definition

A writ of execution is a court order authorizing the seizure of an asset, such as of a noncustodial parent who owes past due child support. The order may be used to repay past due child support owed under the judgment. It is also refered to as a levy.

A Writ of Execution is a legal document which states who the money is owed to, the ‘judgment creditor’, and the amount of the debt.

When a writ of execution is attempted, notice will be served upon the judgment debtor, indicating details of the goods seized.