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Pertaining to rights in specific real or personal property as collateral for a debt, whether entered into voluntarily or involuntarily as a matter of law.

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Why would one ever need a capias instead of a writ of execution?

In for example small claims, if the plaintiff wins and the defendant doesn't show for the payment hearing, the plaintiff can request a capias (civil arrest) and/or a writ of execution (e.g. lien) to ...
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Can someone tell me what this document is saying?

Context: I purchased some land and paid cash for it in full and owned it without any kind of lien. We then proceeded to begin the process of building a house. Secured a builder and a construction loan....
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A contractor did nothing including no contact for over 90 days - can he put a lien now? [closed]

Suppose a person A had a contractor B do work on A's home that ended six months ago and then there was some followup paperwork that last had action in April. The last communication was in May. ...
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A tradesperson does more work than what is on the contract and is asking to be paid for it

I have a fixed price contract that has a long list of tasks to be performed but is somewhat vague on the details. The contractor said a number of times "well we could do this" and the this ...
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What California law pertains to liens priority when an assignee in a deed of trust doesn't properly record their claim?

Question in title. Googled it and couldn't find anything
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Does settlement of an HOA liens wipe the slate clean?

A house in Missouri was being sold and the owner wanted to negotiate a lower payment to settle the HOA liens because the buyer would not offer him enough money to cover both the HOA dues and the ...
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Second lien forecloses but does not pay off first lien

Our house was foreclosed by a roofer who put a lien on our homestead in Texas. The roofer bid $3000 against his $80000 lien. He has not done anything else. He has not paid off the first lien, a ...
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When Does A Vehicle in Repossession Status Become GTA?

My question is when does a vehicle in repossession status become Grand Theft Auto? I'm an IT professional living in Oregon where I work for a gov't agency. Around January 2019, my co-worker, "Joe" ...
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Car with lien that isn't real

I have this car that I don't technically have the title for because the person I purchased it from filled out the title like we had a $200 lien on the car (we paid cash outright) and now I can't get ...
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How can I make sure that a house is clear of workmen's liens?

Is there a legal process I can undertake (like advertising in the paper) to clear any workmen's liens on a house that I am planning to buy? In other words, the situation I am trying to avoid is ...
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Legal standards for seizing a house to satisfy a civil judgement

I know that for relatively small amounts of money a civil lien will just sit on a house and there is nothing else the lienholder can do. However, at some point of value, it must be possible to sieze ...
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(Canada, BC) Camera Repair Shop taking 3+ months

It has been 2ish months since the camera shop received my order to fix an issue. This is not including time required give me a quote and receive a reply on the quote, which was admittedly about a ...
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Can I terminate my contract with a building contractor? [closed]

I hired a contractor to remodel our kitchen. He has done a very bad job so far, and I want to halt the work without paying the remainder due on the contract. Is this legally possible?
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