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Maverick, Attorney
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Experience:  20 years experience as a civil trial and appellate lawyer
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Hello yes i have a question
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.
Welcome. My name is Maverick. I very much enjoy what I do and I hope that you will benefit from the information or assistance that I provide.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Hello yes Im a real estate agent.

My "client" has a lien/judgment for an HOA in California and now the court websites says Status "disposed: and the attorney for the creditor filed


Does this mean my client is not liable for the debt anymore and that the case is closed?

additionally my client filed for bankruptcy 7 , surrender that property for which he obtained the HOA lien judgment and at the same time that property was foreclose by the lender (first trustee)

Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.
The partial satisfaction indicates that only part of the judgment has been satisfied.
However, since the client filed a chapter 7, the debt itself has been discharged to the extent that the HOA dues accrued were ones that accrued BEFORE and up to the date of filing the bankruptcy.
Also, it is important to understand that even if part or all of the debt has been discharged in the bankruptcy, any pre-existing lien will remain and is not affected by the bankruptcy filing. So the property is still subject to the lien even if the client is not on the hook for some or all of the debt.
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