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Filed chapter 7 in 2004, recieved discharge, bank that had

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Filed chapter 7 in 2004, recieved discharge, bank that had judgement against me was inclued in discharge. On 2 occasions they have placed lien on my home I was selling. Was able to get title company to remove lien after providing proof of discharge. Have new home and am concerned this will happen again. What is best recourse and should I file suit. Know that it is illegal for them to attempt to collect a discharged debt and place lien on my property. Ft Worth Texas.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Bankruptcy Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 4 years ago.
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You are correct that it is not legal to attempt to collect a debt that has been discharged in bankruptcy. Consider sending the bank a certified letter return receipt requested stating that they have twice placed a lien on your property for a debt that has been discharged. In the letter you may state that if they attempt to collect the debt/lien your property again you will file suit for actual and punitive damages. Be certain to send a copy of the letter to the judgment holder
Expert:  Ellen replied 4 years ago.

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