What happens when the escrow company or title company discovers a judgment lien or abstract recorded against an obligor who is buying, selling or refinancing a piece of real property?
A. The escrow or title company will request a “demand” from the creditor (the agency or person who has caused the lien to be recorded). A “demand” is a statement of how much is owed on the judgment. In the case of an on-going child support order, if the debtor is behind in his payments the demand will be for the amount of the support arrearage.
- When the escrow company discovers the support lien or abstract of judgment recorded by DCSS, whom do they contact and what information do they need to request a "demand"?
- How can the Escrow or Title Companies avoid delay at the close of escrow, when they discover their client has a Judgment Lien filed by DCSS?
- Who selects the escrow and title company?