How hard is it to take someone to small claims court?
The process of taking someone to small claims court is designed to be easy for anyone and to avoid having to pay attorney fees. It is possible for you to file the paperwork and receive a judgment for little cost in terms of money and time.
How do I know if I am collection proof?
Certain types of income are collection proof. These include income from Social Security and Social Security Disability, veteran’s benefits, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, child support, and welfare payments.
Can creditors force me to sell my house?
Judgment creditors can force the sale of your home to get paid, but they rarely do this. That party may then obtain a judgment lien, which is a lien that attaches to your real estate. In some cases, the judgment creditor can force the sale of your property in order to get paid.
Can credit cards go after your house?
Credit card debt, unlike mortgage debt, is unsecured debt. This means your credit card company can’t come immediately take your stuff — including your home or car — when you don’t pay. Once an unsecured creditor obtains a judgment, they can then attach your non-exempt property in satisfaction of past-due debts.
Can a debt collector put a lien on my house?
Seizing property Creditors may take action to seize your property through a civil enforcement agency without the need for a judgment if: you have bought items through a time sales agreement and you are behind or have not made any payments. the creditor is secured by a chattel mortgage and you have payment arrears.
What happens if a lien is placed on your home?
Sometimes money can be paid into court in order to have your lien removed. For example, if you placed a lien against a large condominium project, the general contractor will not be able to receive money from the bank until your lien is dealt with. If money isn’t released, work cannot continue.