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How Unperfected and Perfected Liens Work in Bankruptcy

Liens refer to secured property where the property is used as collateral for loans. To perfect a lien, the lender must file it with the correct legal authority. For example, a car dealership must file the lien with the Department of Motor Vehicles or whichever authority in the dealership’s particular state handles the filing of… Read More »

How Does Bankruptcy Deal with a Deficiency Judgment?

Once a court grants a deficiency judgment to the creditor, the creditor may be able to take various actions to collect payment. The creditor can put a lien on your bank account or garnish your wages, depending on state laws. How long does the lender have to obtain a deficiency judgment? That depends on the… Read More »

Bankruptcy, Levies, and Liens

When struggling with financial problems, you run into many legal and financial terms that can be confusing.  Some of these terms relate to actions that creditors can take against you.  And in many cases, bankruptcy offers a reprieve against such actions and the chance to become solvent again. What is a lien? A “lien” is… Read More »

What Is Wage Garnishment and How Can Bankruptcy Help?

If you owe money, it may come as a surprise to find out that a creditor can garnish your wages, leaving you to take home a smaller paycheck.  When debt mounts up and creditors become serious about collection efforts, they sometimes resort to garnishment. Wage garnishment is a court order that allows a creditor to… Read More »