Can a creditor put a lien on your property and garnish wages at the same time? 16 Answers as of June 11, 2013

Can a creditor put a lien on your property and garnish wages at the same time?

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Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
Yes, it is done all the time.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/1/2011
Gus Johnson Attorney at Law
Gus Johnson Attorney at Law | Gus Johnson
Yes.
Answer Applies to: South Dakota
Replied: 3/1/2011
Builders Law Group
Builders Law Group | Nick Campbell
Generally, yes. Unless otherwise unlawful, a creditor should be entitled to pursue multiple methods of recovery until the judgment is satisfied in whole.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/1/2011
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus
The Law Office of Mark J. Markus | Mark Markus
A garnishment IS a lien.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/1/2011
Law Offices of Michael J. Berger
Law Offices of Michael J. Berger | Michael J. Berger
Yes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/1/2011
    Carballo Law Offices
    Carballo Law Offices | Tony E. Carballo
    Yes... and can also levy your bank account, get an order to sell your property, including your house and car, and get an order for your examination under oath in court to answer questions about where you have property and where you work, bank, have safe deposit boxes, insurance policies with value, etc. and to take copies to documents to the court with your account numbers, etc. If you do not go to the examination then a civil bench warrant for your arrest is issued by the court for violation of the court order requiring your appearance in court and you will be arrested and incarcerated until you answer all the questions and produce the documents requested by the creditor's lawyer. This all assumes that the creditor already has a judgment against you.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/1/2011
    Greifendorff Law Offices, PC
    Greifendorff Law Offices, PC | Christine Wilton
    First, they must be a judgment creditor, meaning they must have sued you in court and obtained a judgment from the court in their favor. Once they've done this, then yes, they can lien your property and garnish your wages at the same time. Once they have been paid in full, you will want them to execute a release of that lien.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/1/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    A creditor can elect to put a lien on real property and also attempt other ways to satisfy the debt. However, once the debt is paid the lien would have to be released.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/1/2011
    The Carmichael Firm
    The Carmichael Firm | Booker Carmichael
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Louisiana
    Replied: 6/11/2013
    Ursula G. Barrios Law
    Ursula G. Barrios Law | Guillermo Machado
    Usually one or the other.Either option is bad.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/1/2011
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