Your $1,200 pandemic relief payment from the IRS is subject to creditor collection, if you have a garnishment order on your bank account. Our blog post four weeks ago was about the $1,200 pandemic relief payments going out to most U.S. adults. The CARES Act explicitly protected these payments from seizure for certain governmental debts. Generally, the payments can’t be … Read More
Bankruptcy can protect your home from judgment liens. It can stop a lawsuit from becoming a judgment, and then a judgment lien. Judgment Liens Are Dangerous Our last blog post was about how filing bankruptcy can sometimes remove, or “avoid,” a judgment lien from your home. This is a great potential benefit of bankruptcy if a judgment lien has … Read More
One great benefit of bankruptcy is the ability to remove a judgment lien from your home. It’s almost as helpful as writing off that debt. The Problem, and the Bankruptcy Solution Do you have a judgment lien on your home? If so, the debt on that judgment is secured by whatever equity you have in your home. The debt … Read More
Usually you can’t change a secured debt into an unsecured one, even in bankruptcy. But you often CAN remove a judgment lien from your home. We’re on a series of blog posts about the powerful but less obvious benefits of bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can do much more than just give you immediate and long-term relief from your debts. Today we … Read More
Filing a Chapter 7 case buys you time and can permanently stop judgment liens from hitting your home. Recently we went through a list of ways Chapter 7 buys you time when dealing with debts affecting your home. Included was that filing a Chapter 7 case can “stop a lawsuit from turning into a judgment lien.” That judgment lien … Read More
Bankruptcy can do more than forever discharge your debts. It can undo some bad creditor actions, like a recorded judgment lien on your home.
Creditors sometimes have good reasons to ask for permission to finish resolving an ongoing dispute outside of bankruptcy court.
The potential ability to get rid of judgment liens from your home’s title is an impressive benefit of bankruptcy.
Letting a creditor get a judgment against you is dangerous, for a lot of reasons. One of the biggest dangers is a judgment lien on your home.
You’ve been sued by one or more creditors. They have a judgment or are about to get one. You can stop them from garnishing your paycheck.