Under what circumstances can a debt lien on real property be satisfied by foreclosure?
For example, let's imagine a debtor fails to pay a debt, say a car loan on a vehicle that is now missing or destroyed and $25,000 remains on the note. The lender takes the debtor to court and gets a judgement. Then, judgement in hand, the lender places a lien on the debtor's $300,000 house which the debtor has mortgaged and on which the debtor still owes $140,000.
Is there any way for the auto loan owner to force the property into foreclosure so he can collect his $25,000 or will the lien just sit there?