There are 23 people(family estate) and we lost to summary judgement. the other parties counterclaimed. the judge ruled in their favor. Do we have to pay their attorney fees in ga.? this went on for 3 yrs.if so do we get a chance to defend ourselves or can they just put a lien on our property and freeze up our money.
3 Answers from Attorneys
you should consult an attorney to see if there is any basis for an appeal, and if you still have time to do so.
Your opportunity to defend yourselves occurred in the proceeding that resulted in the unfavorable summary judgment. If you declined to appeal that summary judgment, you lostthe opportunity to change the outcome. Yes, a judgment can be converted into a lien against any property you own, personal and/or real property.
It may or may not bee too late to do anything. I can't tell by the brief facts you stated. At any rate, you should consult with an attorney.