What assets are at risk if you have a judgement against you?

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What assets are at risk if you have a judgement against you?

My husband got a lien today for court fines he owes from years ago. The due date is in 4 months. Will they garnish my wages before then (my husband doesn’t work-I do). Can they take my federal tax return? We always file jointly.

Asked on December 17, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Virginia

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written with respect to a judgment against your husband his and your wages, bank accounts and other realo property are subject to levy by the judgment creditor. Likewise federal and state tax returns are also up for grabs per a judgment levy.

I suggest that your husband consult with a consumer law attorney to try and resolve the matter that you have written about where payments could be made on a monthly basis.


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