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I am very sorry for your situation. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.Can a current judgement place a lein on a home I am getting ready to purchase?
I am afraid so. Rather, they can if they find out about it.
In Maryland, judgments may be enforced for 12 years, under Cts. & Jud. Proc. §5-102(a)(3)
. As such, when there is a judgment, the judgment creditor
may place a LIEN on any titled property that the Defendant acquires, even if that acquisition takes place later on after judgment.
Ergo, if they ever find out about the property, they can lien it. Now, that does not mean that they can sell it, but, it would likely be harder for you to sell it, and, any money paid for the sale would be re-directed to them for satisfaction of judgment (at least, the part of the money that is needed for judgment).
Ergo, yes, they may lien the property, I am sorry to say, but, only if they find out about it. Many simply do not bother continually searching for new property by the Defendant after doing the initial post-judgment sweep for property using public records and post-judgment interrogatories.
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