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In Missouri can a credit card company freeze your bank account for unsecured debt that is not paid?


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September 04, 2007 5:04PM

Yes, if the creditor sues the debtor and wins a judgment, the judgment can be enforced as a bank account levy. Unsecured debt simply indicates that there is no specific property attached to the debt, it does not mean that a creditor cannot use a judgment to seize any non exempted property belonging to the judgment debtor. In some states including Missouri, joint marital bank accounts (unless otherwise stated), are considered to be held as Tenancy By The Entirety. This means that a joint marital TBE account cannot be levied when only one spouse is the named as the judgment debtor.