A creditor cannot levy upon or freeze your assets until the creditor obtains a civil judgment against you. The creditor cannot go after your assets just because he has filed a lawsuit and you are defending the suit. That is the general rule.
However, as pointed out in an article in Forbes Magazine online, written by attorney Jay Adkisson, some courts will permit creditors to freeze assets to stop potential fraudulent transfers.
Last updated on May 22, 2020