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Under Colorado law, an owner-occupier can exempt or protect up to $60,000 (or $90,000 if the elderly or disability conditions are met) of the equity in a homestead (residential property). In interpreting the homestead exemption, courts in Colorado have decided that a validly recorded judgment lien does not "attach" to the homestead unless there is non-exempt equity above and beyond the exempt amount of the homestead and any prior mortgages or encumbrances (liens).
If you want practical advice about protecting and collecting on your claim, consulting with an experienced attorney licensed to practice in your state may be a good idea.
My law firm is a federally designated debt relief agency and helps people in Colorado file for bankruptcy relief under chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.