Re: Liens, Judgements and Titles - Posted by Joe Kaiser
Posted by Joe Kaiser on April 29, 1999 at 11:06:36:
Same in our state, a judgment becomes a lien the moment it’s filed . . . except the homestead exemption has a couple provisions that may mean the lien does not attach to the debtor’s homestead property.
A friend of mine was sued and a year before the court date transfered a rental property to his adult child. When he later tried to sell, (again, well before any court date or judgment being rendered), the title came back with a notation that it was “deranged” as a result of the transfer. Apparently, a deranged title is not a good title and he eventually had to pay the subsequent judgment just to get the property sold.