A court judgment can be enforced in the same manner as any other money judgment. If you win a judgment, it is valid for ten years. Before the end of that time, you may ask the court to extend the judgment for an additional ten years. The judgment becomes a lien against any land owned by the person against whom the judgment was awarded located within the county or counties where the judgment is docketed. This lien also extends to any land the defendant acquires in that same county(ies) for a ten-year period after the judgment is docketed. This means the defendant cannot sell that land without first paying your judgment.