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The judgment is technically attached to you and the collection agency will attempt to attach it to any new vehicle that you attempt to register in the state. So, unfortunately, simply by purchasing and registering another vehicle, you will not necessarily get away from this issue. Moreover, the collection agency can file an amended petition with a court of proper jurisdiction and have any hold or lien attached to your new registration that way as well.
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Would the motor vehicle disclose to the collection agency automatically that I have a different car or is this something the collection agency has to look up?
The Collection Agency would have to look into this to find out about the new registration.
Is it speculation to assume they'll just put a lien and not take the newer car? Is their some way this is determined?
Interesting question. I doubt they are waiting on you to get another vehicle. I would imagine they realize the lien is worthless and not worth the time to perfect. As such, if they do find out you have a new car, I would imagine they will go back to court to try to get a lien on it. They court may not let this happen though since they did not try to perfect they lien they already had in place.
If you lease a car, they will not be able to place a lien on it. That is a great idea!
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Yes, you would receive another notification from the court. Also, yes, you would be notified of a hearing and be able to enter your objection to entering another judgment against you on another vehicle. That is correct.