Judgment Shows As Lien On Florida Homestead: How To Remove
A caller complained that one of his judgment creditors put a lien on his Florida homestead. The caller stated that my website said that homesteads were protected from creditors, and he wanted an explanation of how his creditor could lien his homestead. Other people from time to time have asked me to help them remove a judgment lien from their homestead. How can a creditor place a lien on a homestead when the Florida Constitution says that no judgment shall be a lien on a homestead.
A judgment creditor may record a certified copy of his judgment on the public record of any county in Florida. The recorded judgment will show up as a lien on any and all real property the debtor owns, in full or in part, in the county. The lien will record against any property for which the debtor’s name appears on the legal title.
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