Asked in Child Custody for Arizona

Q: Hello my husband owes arrears for child support. He been paying but he still owes a lot. He received a letter from child

Support saying that they put a lien on any property he has. Does that mean ex can sell the property whenever the ex wants?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter W Davis
Peter W Davis
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The lien does not confer the right in her to foreclose the property. It places a notice to the finance company or new purchaser that there is another interest in the property. Essentially, if you sell or potentially even refinance the house the lien holder can come after the equity that would otherwise be put into your pocket.

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