judgment lien


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

judgment lien

A lien on all property of a judgment debtor as a result of the entry of a judgment, the failure to appeal, and the filing of some document in the public records as evidence of the judgment.

References in periodicals archive ?
30) Specifically, the eventual inclusion of Creditor-Mirroring Rights and Powers in the Bankruptcy Act, when read plainly, expanded the estate representative's reach to the same remedies that by then were generally available to Judgment Lien Creditors.
A Lien "Impairs" the Exempt Homestead The detractors of Goodwin and Cannon hold that the mere existence of the judgment lien impairs a debtor's Florida constitutional homestead exemption.
10 summarizes the proposed changes as revising "the initial recording and rerecording period for a judgment lien on real property from [seven] years to 10 years.
It provides that "[a] judgment-creditor who has not acquired a judgment lien as provided in [section] 55.
The judgment lien certificate is filed with the Florida Department of State.
1999), the bankruptcy court upheld a charging lien against a client's homestead based on the following contract language, and held that the lien could not be set aside as a judgment lien under Bankruptcy Code [section] 522(f).
Commencing October 1, 2001, the mechanism for obtaining a judgment lien on personal property of the debtor subject to levy shall be through the filing with the Florida Department of State (the "department") of a judgment lien certificate.
Florida law grants a judgment creditor seeking to enforce a judgment lien several tools.
3) To provide a statutory Notice of Homestead procedure that a judgment debtor can use to give a judgment creditor notice that apiece of property is homestead and thus not subject to the judgment lien under Florida law.
Supreme Court as recently as 1991 on a related point of Florida judgment lien law.
It is uncertain, for example, whether necessary parties would include a tenant in possession of the premises, an easement owner, the county with a claim for past due real estate taxes, judgment lien holders, the general contractor or other mechanic's lien holders.