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How do I put a lien on a car that a person hasn't made any…

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How do I put a lien on a car that a person hasn't made any payments on?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And how old is the car?

Wisconsin, 2016

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

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Do you have a written loan agreement with the owner of the car? Did they pledge the car as collateral in writing?

Are there any other prior liens on the car title which have not been released?

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Thank you for the additional information. There is no summary right to place a lien on the borrower's car without their consent.

You would need to sue them and obtain a judgment. Then you could levy and attach the equity in their car, or any other personal or real property.

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