Q: Can my lawyer file a lien against for for lack of payment even though we won the financial relief suit?
Ex sued for custody. I was given indigent status by the court. My lawyer filed for financial relief to which we won. The burden of payments to my lawyer are now on my ex but my lawyer just threatened me with a lien against me if I don’t pay (ex has been slow or non existent to pay). Can she do this?
A: It's doubtful. An "attorney's lien" would be upon money in the attorney's possession, but if I understand your question, that is not the case. Another type of lien would be a judgment lien, but to get that your attorney would first have to sue you and record the judgment.
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