2006. probate atty said that since its 5 years past maturity , there are papers we can file through the court to have the lien removed. need documents with instructions.the personal loan was not with a bank but with a private individual, however , the house was used as collateral. we assume the loan was satisfied because they havnt contacted anyone or visited the house in over 5 years, we just dont have the release of satisfaction that the bank needs for refinance and cant find the individual. probate attorney is not assisting with this matter as it was paid for 2 years ago and put through probate. cant afford more attorneys fees. upside down with this house.