What Is A Lien?

A lien is a special right in a debtor's property that the law gives to a creditor in order to assure payment of a debt. Liens may arise in a variety of ways.

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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