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Money is due to me on Thursday. When and how do i file a

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hi. money is due to me on Thursday. When and how do i file a judgment lien?
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: Arizona
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No not yet
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: There is paid off real estate. i know the business bank account that probably has the amount owed. There is other real property.
JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.
Customer: I want to move fast. Person does not want to pay, but can. Think they need full extent of law to pony up. They also would be worried about business creditors seeing a judgment. that would motivate payment.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Irwin Law replied 4 months ago.

In order to obtain a judgment lien you must first obtain a judgment. That is done by filing a law suit that alleges an unpaid debt. Once the court enters judgment,it automatically becomes a lien on all of the debtor's real estate in that county. For more precise details on this subject, see: http://www.swlaw.com/blog/real-estate-litigation/2014/12/16/it-just-got-a-little-bit-harder-to-enforce-judgment-liens/

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