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I have a judgment lien against my primary residence. The creditor

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I have a judgment lien against my primary residence. The creditor is trying to enforce the sale of my house to satisfy the lien. Will the court force me to sell my house to satisfy the judgment lien?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Roger replied 8 years ago.
What state are you in?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
California
Expert:  Roger replied 8 years ago.

There are exepmtions for your homestead. Thus, it may be that your house is safe from execution. If you have a mortgage that is not paid down to the point where there is enough equity between the exemption amount and the payoff to make an execution action on the house profitable, the judgment creditor won't come after the house.

 

Here is the California exemption statute:

 

http://www.wwlaw.com/ccp70473.htm