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Can the person or people you owe money to file a judgment or lien against you?

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No a person can not file a jugement or a lien against you!!!! unless you signed an aggremen that you would pay them back in a certain time or etc. if not then your free and their just retarted! because a jugde would never wast his time with an agument of "he owes me she owes me".. BECAUSE anyone can say that the J.Lo (or someone famous) owe's them money but there's no proff!!

The answer above misses some points. There CAN be a verbal contract to pay something, and a person can sue to enforce such a contract. One good example is a doctor bill. You can go to the doctor, not sign anything, and yet you can owe him, say, 600.00 for his work. At trial, the judge will have to decide who is telling the truth, and who is lying (or perhaps confused.) Things that help prove a verbal contract are partial payments made on the loan, or maybe a letter that says "sorry I missed the payment this month", etc. Of course you are always better off to get a person to sign a Note that shows you have loaned him , say, 4000.00,

and he agrees to pay it back at x.xx per month, etc. IF someone gets a judgment against you, then they can record a lien on any property you own in a given county (in California.)

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Can a lien be placed against your wages?

Yes. A garnishment is a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee. That's usually the first thing the creditor does after obtaining a judgment against you.

Can you write off a judgment on your taxes?

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