What can I do if I have a credit collector that has put a lien on my house and now I think they are trying to go after my bank accounts and also trying to garnish my husband’s wages?

Can they do this?

Asked on September 23, 2015 under Bankruptcy Law, California


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A credit collector can do all of these things but all of these things require notice and usually a court case.  If you defaulted or they won the hearing, they can place the lien and garnish wages.  Go back to your registry of deeds and check out the lien and see how it came to be.
If your husband's wages are in your bank account or of this was a joint debt, then all of these accounts and properties are fair game.

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