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If you are in a cvil suit and a judgement is made against you

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If you are in a cvil suit and a judgement is made against you say for 50000.00 dollars,would and you don't have that kind of money can a judge make you sell your house and everything that you own to pay this debt?

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Would you please tell me what state your house is located in as the laws of each state differ slightly

Would you please tell me what state your house is located in as the laws of each state differ slightly
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Massachusetts


Thank you for your response.

In Massachusetts $500,000 in home equity is protected from the claims of creditors. This means that if you have less than $500,000 in equity in your home, your home is not subject to sale to pay a court judgment.

If the equity in your home exceeds $500,000, the court may order the sale of the home however the first $500,000 from the sale would be paid to you. Even in such a case where the equity exceeds $500,000, the courts do not typically dispossess homeowners

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