Written by attorney Thomas Patrick Gill Jr.

Will bankruptcy remove a lien?

There are certain situations where bankruptcy will remove a lean. For instance, if there is a judgment lean against your homestead, a motion to avoid judgment lean can be filed in your bankruptcy case, stripping that lean from your house. However, if you have a lean on your vehicle and want to keep the vehicle, the lean will not be stripped and you'll have to pay for the vehicle. If you cannot pay for the vehicle, you can surrender it to the creditor and the lean will be removed because the debt will be discharged.

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