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How do you find out if a judgment lien has been placed against property?

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Check the records in the land recorder or tax assessors office in the city or county where the property is located.

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What is proof can i use for a title company that a judgment has been paid?

A letter from the collection company or creditor who reported it or a lien release form if the judgment was placed in lien against property.


What is a judgment?

It is a court order against the debtor to pay the creditor what is due. The judgment can be satisfied in several ways, wage garnishment is the usual one. Levy against bank accounts. Liens against property. The liquidation of non-exempt assets. And sometimes (rarely a homestead) the forced sale of property on which a lien has been placed.


Can a lien be placed on your home due to defaulted student loans?

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Why should a judgment be paid if it cannot be removed from a credit report before seven years have expired?

Short answer, a valid judgment can be executed against the debtor's non exempt property at any time. A judgment that has been perfected as a lien against real property is more likely to be implemented as a forced sale of the property in question. And a judgment accrues interest until it is paid or satisfied with the judgment creditor.


What does a judgment mean on an unsecured credit card?

It means the creditor has won a lawsuit, been awarded a writ of judgment and can execute the judgment against non-exempt assets and property as defined by state law that belongs to the judgment debtor. The preferred method of executing a judgment is by wage garnishment, followed by bank account levy, the seizure and liquidation of non-exempt property and liens against real property. The state exemptions allowed for personal and real property when properly used can give the defendant/debtor considerable protection against the enforcement of a creditor judgment.


Will a judgment on your credit report stop you from selling your property?

If a judgment has been granted that would signify that a lien has been placed upon your property.Therefore, the property cannot be sold until the debt has been paid in full.Or the court can order the property to be sold.If that did not happen in the original judgment grant it is unlikely that the judgment can be modified to allow it.If it is on your credit report, that is irrelevant,(for the time being). Because you are under a order by the court that your property cannot be sold or transferred.AnswerJudgements granted in small claims court can not be levied against personal HOMESTEADED property in certain states. TERXAS is one of those states. If your property is your personal home, and has been "homesteaded" at the local property tax office; (a simple procedure) the judgment can not keep you from selling your home, nor can it be forced and collected at the sale of your home. That would be a "slander of title" in Texas and in many other states that forbid attachments of such kind to be placed on your home. The person with the judgment would ave to take other avenues to collect, such as a "writ of execution".


Once a credit card judgment has been placed in your name can you ignore it or do you have to pay it off?

If a judgment has been placed against you you will have to pay it off. You should probably contact the credit card company and see if you can work out a reduced payment or if they will forgive a certain amount of it.


How do you remove a judgment from a home that was awarded in a divorce if the deed to the property was never transferred to the non debtor ex-spouse?

If the judgment lien was placed before the divorce and not paid or settled the property could not have been conveyed to another party regardless of the terms divorce decree. If the couple lived in a community property state the property lien is against both of them even though only one spouse incurred the debt and the awarding of the home in the divorce decree is irrelevant as to the validity of the judgment. Before the deed can be conveyed to the spouse who was awarded the property the judgment will have to be paid or settled according to the terms of the lien holder.


What is a filed judgment?

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What assets or money can be taken from us if a judgment has been made against us to collect unpaid rent for a business we had to close?

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Can a lien be placed against a property which is only in the wife's name when the judgment is against the husband only?

No. If the property has always been in wife's name then it cannot be encumbered by a creditor of the husband. However, if the property was recently transferred by the husband and wife to the wife then the creditor may claim the transfer was a fraudulent conveyance and lacking any or significant consideration was made for the purposes of protecting the property from a creditor. A fraudulent conveyance will not protect the property from the husband's debt and may cause further problems.


Will filing for bankruptcy stop a forcloser Judgment against you?

If the judgment has not yet been granted by a court, it will stop the foreclosure. The mortgagee will have to file a motion for relief from stay to continue. If the judgment has been granted, it may stop the auction of the property. If the property has been sold, it will not have any effect. The answer can depend on your jurisdiction's laws regarding foreclosure, not on federal bankruptcy law, so consult a local bankruptcy attorney.


How do you remove a property judgment?

You have to pay the creditor the full amount of the debt for which the lien against the property was issued.


How do i protect my judgment against someone in bankruptcy?

If the judgment debtor is already in bankruptcy, there is nothing you can do. If the judgment is for a debt for which discharge is not allowed, it survives the bankruptcy. If no bankruptcy has been filed, you can try to attach or levy on some property of the debtor that has some value, or equity.


Do you get a court order letter if you get a judgment against you?

You will be served with a court order if there is a judgment against you. But long before that you would have been notified of the court proceeding.


What is an unreleased mortgage?

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How can a sheriff's sale be ordered for property belonging to a relative of the previous property owner when the financial claim is unfounded?

A forced sale of property is only possible when there are tax arrearages and/or a judgment lien in place. At a a previous time there would have been a lawsuit or court procedure where the plaintiff won the case and a judgment was entered against the defendant. The judgment would have then been executed as a real property lien, thereby placing the property in jeopardy of a forced sale. The legitimacy of the judgment would depend upon the circumstances of the case. It is possible that the defendant did not appear to answer the civil suit therefore losing by default and the judgment was entered. The only option for the defendant or involved parties is to obtain legal counsel and try to have the sale temporarily stopped until the matter can be straightened out.


What powers do the courts have when personal or private property is damaged or destroyed?

In the event that there is personal or private property which has been damaged or destroyed, the courts can help. The person with the damaged property can file a lawsuit against the person who is responsible for the damage. If the court finds in favor of the person who has filed the lawsuit, it will enter a judgment against the person who damaged the property, which will make them legally responsible for paying for the damage.


If you have been sued for nonpayment of a credit card but everything is in your husband's name except your bank account can a judgment be placed against you and can they freeze your bank account?

If the debt is valid and proper legal procedures according to state laws is followed a judgment will be granted if the plaintiff wins the lawsuit (they will). Whether the joint bank account can be levied or other property attached by a lien or even a forced sale, depends on state laws and how the property is titled. For example, if you live in a TBE state, a judgment cannot be levied against a joint marital account, although the creditor might still try. If you reside in a community property state most debts are considered joint and both spouses are responsible, regardless of who is the account holder.


Can your checking account in Texas be garnished due to a debt in another State?

The creditor would need to obtain a lawsuit judgment from the Texas court before wage garnishment would be allowed. Texas only allows garnishment of wages when there are no other means for a judgment creditor to collect a debt owed. If a judgment has already been entered against the debtor in a different state, the judgment creditor can place a "foreign" judgment lien against property owned by the debtor.


Can a lien be placed on your home if you are not on the deed?

If you are not the record owner of real estate and a lien has been recorded against you in the land records it would not be a lien against the real estate. However, there may be other factors involved if you are calling it your home and also saying you are not the owner. If you conveyed the property to avoid a creditor it may still be able to attach the property. You may need to seek the advice of an attorney. Once a judgment is issued the interest begins to accumulate.


If you are in NJ and have been awarded a judgment in SC how can you collect?

In most cases, you have to officially register the judgment in the state where the assets are located. Once you the judgment has been entered in the new state, you can use the laws of that state to go after the debtor's property.


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How long does a judgment against your property stay on the record?

It stays on the record in the land records forever. However, it loses effect once the statute of limitations has passed or when it has been paid and a release is recorded.


Can you file bankruptcy once a judgment has been filed?

Yes. Some judgments can be discharged in bankruptcy. Judgments that have been perfected into property liens cannot as the judgment holder becomes a secured property creditor. Judgments awarded in conjunction with personal injury or property damage caused by negligence are generally not dischargeable.