What happens when a lien on a condominium is not paid and then it is taken to court?

A lien encumbers the named property until it is paid or satisfied. In most cases the property cannot be transferred, sold or refinanced unless an agreement is reached with the lien holder. (The exception being marital property held as Tenancy By The Entirety when only one spouse is the judgment debtor). It is unclear what the term "taken to court" means. One possibility is that the lien has been perfected making it a secured debt and the lien holder is requesting the court to order a forced sale of the property.