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If I inherit money & there is a lien on my property at the

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If I inherit money & there is a lien on my property at the courthouse, does the lien have to be paid?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.

The lien has to be paid before you could sell or transfer your property. It's not automatically paid when you receive any income or assets. If the person who placed the lien has a judgment against you, they can use it to try to take the money you inherited from your bank account. They could also file a motion for contempt, asking you to come into court to explain why you have not paid. They could seek to foreclose the property to encourage you to pay the lien. If they don't have a judgment, they'd have to get one before they could attach the money you inherited. That means they'd file a lawsuit, and you would receive notice and have an opportunity to be heard before they got the money.

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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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