Cartersville, GA asked in Real Estate Law and Collections for Georgia

Q: How to clear up FIFA judgements against a rental property?

I hold title to a single-family rental property. The property has 4 relatively old FIFA judgements against it totaling up to about $12,000 (not including interest accrued since dates of judgements). The judgements were related to credit cards debt of another person (not my spouse) who owned the property jointly with me at the time of judgement. The previous joint owner (whom the judgements were against) has been removed from the title. The property cannot be refinanced or sold with the FIFA judgements on it; and they have been renewed once. How do I approach getting the FIFA judgements removed -- hopefully at a reasonable discount to current "full judgement value"? I am hesitant to get directly in touch with the attorney who holds the judgements on the basis of "let sleeping dogs lie."

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Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I understand your reluctance to proceed on your own. Accordingly, speak with local counsel who can help you decide on the right course of action for your situation.

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