I owe money to numerous individuals (including attorneys). Can anyone put a lien on my car accident claim? The other party is 100 percent at fault. Also I owe the state and am behind with child support.
This is an interesting question. You owe lots of people money it seems and you are wondering if they can comer after it. Why don't you avoid the headaches and start paying folks you owe?
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Hard to put a lien on your accident claim or potential settlement amounts except by contact - Attorney's lien and medical liens (there are strict procedural jurisdictional filings to perfect many med liens) are acquired by contact and/or agreement for services. Others may be owed money by totally separate obligations and will may have rights to settlement proceeds once they are dispersed depending on priorities and rights. . If your are represented, address your concerns to your attorney. If unrepresented consider consult with an injury attorney in your jurisdiction with the specifics of matter and list of liens and creditors . Click on "Find A Lawyer" tab above and you will be able to figure out best options.
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Yes, the State can lien your personal injury claim for unpaid child support.
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Child support can put a lien on the claim. Have you considered bankruptcy? You can't run from your debts forever.
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Generally, treatment providers, insurance companies, and attorneys can assert a lien on a particular settlement/judgment because most of those entities include language giving them that right before they provide a contracted service.
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