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How do you remove a lien on your checking account?

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2007-09-13 15:26:39

Checking accounts are levied by means of a court ordered

judgment. Most bank account levies are good for a period of thirty

days and then must be renewed through the court. In some states the

levy depending upon what it is for can remain on the account until

the amount of the judgment has been collected. The holder of the

account cannot have the levy removed without filing a petition with

the court where the creditor received the judgment. For the levy to

be suspended or ceased the judgment debtor/account holder must

present evidence for "just cause". Such evidence might be that the

funds in the account are not subject to seizure because they are of

exempt status, such as Social Security or public assistance


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