Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Alabama

Q: i jointly own rental property in AL with my x-wife. We live in FL. Can a creditor attach a lien in AL for money I owe?

Property in AL titled survivorship warranty deed fee simple.

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A: Yes, if you owe money to a creditor AND they obtain a judgment they can place it on any and all property you own in your name....this is regardless of whether or not you own it jointly with someone else! If they do not have a judgment, they can't arbitrarily place a lien on the land. Exceptions would be materialman's liens, etc.....

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