I. INTRODUCTION: Pay Your Bills! As a general rule, it is always a good idea to pay your bills. It is particularly important to pay your legal bills. And I’m not just saying that because I work in the legal field. While it is true that the costs of legal services can be quite high,
Minnesota Liens Attorney
Eliminating Liens in Minnesota
The state and federal governments declare some assets as exempt. The debtor is allowed to keep certain property so that they are not hurt past financial repair. Exempt assets include, but are not limited to: motor vehicles, necessary clothing, necessary household goods, household appliances, jewelry up to a certain value, pensions, some of the equity in the home, tools of their trade, some of unpaid earned wages, public benefits, and damages awarded for personal injury. The exemptions can vary depending on the state and must be compared the federal exemptions.
If the asset is exempt, then you can determine whether the lien is a type that can be eliminated. Generally judgment liens can be eliminated and consensual and statutory liens cannot be.
If the amount of the lien impairs the exemption, you must determine the amount of the lien that can’t be removed. The can be found by taking the value of the asset, minus the amount that is exempt. If the asset has an unlimited exemption, the entire lien can be eradicated.
Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien Law
In Minnesota a mechanic’s lien can be filed by a contractor or materialman to preserve their legal remedy for non-payment by a property owner. This legal process acts as insurance so that the provider of service will be paid. It is effectively putting a “hold” or lien on the improved piece of property. A mechanic’s