Berea, KY asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Kentucky

Q: I paid off lien on property. Creditor hasn't signed off after several attempts. How do I proceed?

Paid off completely $140k lien placed by seller. Have money order receipts for total amount. He's out of state. Sent a release certified mail three times. No response. Phone number I had is out of service. I don't even know if he's still alive.

How long will it take a court to release the lien? I'm sure he'll ignore any summons, etc. It'll basically work like a default. How long will the entire process take. I'm in KY. He's in Indiana.

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Anthony M. Avery
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A: You need a competent KY attorney to file suit to Quiet Title, declaring the lien released. Have good proof of timely payments. Publication Service may be necessary. Certified Copy of Judgment is recorded to release the lien.

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