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Can you file a lien against someone who owes you a lot of money if they've already filed bankruptcy?

Brier, WA |

How do you file a lien if you can as requested above?

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The answer to your question is dependent upon when the debt was incurred relative to the bankruptcy filing. In general, if the debtor filed Chapter 7 after the debt was incurred, then that debt will have been discharged, and the filing of a lien would be a violation of the discharge order if one was granted. If the debt was incurred post-filing, however, then the bankruptcy filing is irrelevant to your ability to pursue collection.

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