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Your lawyer is right if you don't do anything but you certainly have the right to contest it at a trial. The lien is filed against the whole property because our wife holds an "undivided interest" in the property. However, you certainly have an argument that it is a "taking without due process" for them to grab your share.
The problem you hit is that the attorney's fees are not trivial if it actually goes to trial. However, I think that if you go and hire a good trial lawyer that practices in federal court then there is a very reasonable chance that you can get the matter resolved very early in the process.
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