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Thank you for responding! My case worker just gave me a fax number to the hold officer and to send an explanation on why i should have the hold undone and thats all she told me to do eventhough they put the hold on the 15th of october and I made arrangement to pay a large sum today of $1,400.00. I guess my question is if they dont undo the lien do I need a lawyer. I havent a job and no income other than my savings which is 5,000 that has the hold on it.
Thank you for your follow-up, Brandon.
I will do my best to helps if I can. To answer directly, while you do not need an attorney to remove the lien hold, an attorney would be highly useful in this instance because typically removing a hold can be a fairly long-term process (meaning it can take you 1-2 months for a judge to even hear the petition, or have the agency review the hold if you do not pursue it as an emergency hearing). Typically, however, you can handle this on your own. There are two ways to pursue this. First, you would need to contact the agency directly and appeal for removal--the best way to accomplish this is to provide proof and evidence that you have been making regular payments and/or that there was a mutually agreed upon payment plan which you were pursuing in good faith. The other option would require counsel--you would instead need t go to court and file an emergency petition requesting that the judge order the lifting of the lien based on hardship. It would be wise to try the first option and if it does not work, then pursue the second.
Hope that helps!
Thank you so much. With your advice I think I might have a good chance of getting it turned over. Excellent service...first timer wont be the last.thanks again