You need to consult with a TN debtor lawyer or bankruptcy lawyer. They have experience in judgments and how to best handle them. You can find them with an internet search for "TN bankruptcy/debtor lawyer/attorney".
Generally, a judgment creditor
cannot force a person to sell their homestead to satisfy a judgment that is not based upon the home loan
. The debtor lawyer can give you more information about this and that is why it is so important to immediately contact the attorney. If the judgment is because of a debt secured by the home, their rights are different and they can foreclose on the house, but if it is a credit card debt, for example, most states will allow them to have a lien on the property, and they can attach certain other items of personal property, but they cannot force you to sell your home under usual circumstances.
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