Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Pennsylvania

Using a lien to get judgment

I won a 2400 judgment. He's not paying. Is it better to put a lien on a bank account or a home that I know he will soon be trying to sell? What is the advantage of one over the other?

Asked on 3/25/09, 7:43 am

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Patrick Henigan Eckell Sparks
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Re: Using a lien to get judgment

If you were awarded the judgment by a District Justice- you must transfer the judgment to the Common Pleas Court so it will be recorded as a lien on any property in the county. Once the judgmnet is docketed, you take discovery and attach bank accounts etc.

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Answered on 3/25/09, 9:12 am

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