What Is A Judgment Lien?

A judgment is the formal decision of a court. It is impossible here to determine what the meaning of a judgment is without seeing it, but it is reasonable to assume that the court has decided that you owe a creditor some money. When the judgment is recorded, it can become a lien on real property that you own. If you have real property (such as a house) that is exempt as your homestead ($100,000 is equity in your home is exempt under Arizona law), you would want to file a Complaint to Avoid a Judgment Lien. If you do not have any property to which the lien may attach, the filing of the complaint would not have any effect.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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