My husband passed away in 2013. A judgement lien had been filed against our jointly owned property in 2006 for a credit card that was in his name only. I was not aware of this until after his death. The credit card company or collection agency did not inform me that a judgement lien was being filed against him when they went to court in 2006 . The real estate property has been tranferred to me as sole owner after his death. When I check the clerk of courts website I see the judgement lien when I search using his name. I do not see the judgement lien when searching on my name even though the property is now in my name only. Therefore, I am not 100% sure if there is a lien still against the property. I have gotten collection notices addressed to him but the collection agencies seems to keep changing. I am thinking that the collection agencies are selling the debt or transferring the debt. I have not contacted them because I don't think I should be liable for this debt since I was not part of the judgement lien against him nor am I even aware of what the credit card charges were for. The original amount was for $9,100 but with the interest it has increased to over $15,000. Am I liable for this judgement lien. Or can I have the courts remove it. The property is in Ohio and at the time of purchase in the late 1970s I believe we held the property in the estate by the entireties. Thank you for any assistance. It appears that my question has been referred under bankruptcy law. I have not filed bankruptcy and had no plans to do so. I just need to know if I have to pay this and what would happened if I don't and again can I have this judgement lien removed altogether.
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