They can cloud title to a homestead here in both names. They cannot collect unitl they try to sell the homestead. Then they would have to pay off the judgment here before sle. Vehicles are exempt here. Banks accounts can be garnished so they shoudld be careful. Anything that is in both names can be garnished and froze here.
They are then entitled to proceeds. The interest hre is also what gets you. It accrues and builds up here. Some of the remedies I mentioned only the AG can use such as IRS intercept, but if the AG here is collecting they can really chase things here. They are relentless here. They won't quit and no statute of limitations. Sorry I wish I could tell you otherwise..
Sure, the title is "clouded" by recording a judgment against your father here for arrears. The property in Texas cannot be touched as it is exempt. If your father and mother try to sell the house it looses it's homestead status and the line then attaches to the property.
Because of this the title company would not allow the sale of a "clouded" title here. so they would have to pay it off to be able to sell the property. If they never sell it then it is exempt until they pass and then the judgment would be collectible because again if it passes to the heirs it would no longer be parent's homestead here.
The State Bar of Texas has a lawyer referral service. You get 1/2 hour office conference here for $20. This would be a great place to start here..
Here's more information about judgments and title clouding..
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