In civil court cases, judgments are often entered where the court orders payment of money from one person to another. However, it is not uncommon that this person does not fulfill their end of the judgment and pay up. In these cases a judgment lien can ensure that you get what you are owed. This lien grants you (the creditor) the right to be paid a certain amount of money from the proceeds of the sale of the debtor’s property.
These laws and what property is subject to a judgment lien vary state to state. In Florida, a judgment lien can be attached to real estate such as: a home, condo, land, or similar property as well as to the debtor’s personal property such as jewelry, art, antiques, and other valuables.
Liens should be carefully considered and planned prior to attempting to collect a debt in this manner. You should always discuss your options with a qualified attorney prior to pursuing this course of action. Ansley Law Firm’s collection team is more than capable of assisting in your judgment lien and ensuring that all points to consider are reviewed and handled accordingly.
If you are looking for help with filing a judgment lien or enforcing a judgment lien we are here for you, every step of the way. For swift and responsible legal advice please contact us right away!
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