Do I have to use the sale proceeds of my home to pay off a judgment-lien?
Dear Senior Legal Line,
I have a $20,000 judgment-lien on my home due to unpaid credit cards. I plan on selling my home and using the proceeds to purchase a condominium nearer to my children. I am worried that I will have to pay the credit card judgment out of the proceeds of the sale of my home. If I do, I won't be able to afford to buy the condominium. Do I have to use the sale proceeds of my home to pay off this judgment-lien?