Lien Claims

The U.S. Constitution says that you can’t be legally separated from your property without due process of law. This means that the courts must give their authorization for any asset you have to be seized and sold.

Liens are tied to your property, and when you are not making the payments is when your creditors will seek to take possession. They want to sell the property to take care of the outstanding balance you owe them.

The problem is that not all liens are the same, and sometimes creditors wrongfully attach liens. In these situations, you need an attorney that will fight for you and who understands the law.

The Most Common Liens

Your creditors will implement different liens to show that you still need to pay them for the outstanding debt. These are connected with the title to your vehicle or deed to the property. In either situation, a lien takes priority in getting paid. Some of the most common liens include:

  • Liens from creditors for loans or services that you promise to pay
  • Governmental liens for unpaid property taxes
  • Past child support or alimony liens
  • Liens for unpaid taxes that you owe to the IRS.

All of these cases will cause your stress levels to rise. You may not be sure what to do or how to get them removed. Creditors must go through a specific process to attach a claim to your property.

The Seattle and Tacoma lien claims attorneys can help you to decide if a claim is valid and what to do about it. We are experienced lien claims attorneys and will look out for your best interests. Contact Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and let us help through this process.

How Does a Lien Affect You?

A lien will have a dramatic impact on you. It means that you can’t sell your property until the outstanding debt obligations are satisfied.

For example, if you want to sell your home all liens must be cleared first. The odds are low that anyone will want to buy your home until all of the liens are removed. In situations like this, you need a lien attorney that will go over your options. We will help you find the best avenues for removing these liens so you can keep your property.

Contact Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and see why we are the lien attorneys for you. We can discuss your options to dispute the lien or negotiate with the creditors to get everything removed.

An Excessive Lien is Something You Can’t Ignore

An excessive lien occurs when a creditor wrongfully puts in the incorrect amount or claims payment is due for things that you don’t owe. In these situations, you need a property lien lawyer who knows what to do to challenge it. All liens must be accurate. Any liens that are incorrect could lead to a cancelation of the debt.

We will go through and look at all of the information surrounding your liens. Our team of attorneys knows what it takes to remove them. Liens need to be accurate and valid. We will help you to clarify those that are legitimate and consider the best way to remove them.

Contact Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and let us help through this process. Liens are something you must take seriously, and we will help you with everything.

What are the Steps You take to Remove Liens?

The removal of liens requires knowing what to do and the tools that you can use. You have three different options available:

  • Negotiation: This is when we negotiate with your creditors to remove the liens. They may allow you to go on a payment plan or restructure the debt. They know that keeping you paying is the best way to ensure they don’t have to take any more legal action.
  • Lien bond: A lien bond involves obtaining a bond from a surety company that releases the lien on the property. The surety company pays the debt, and the property owner pays the bond company back.
  • Going to Trial: A trial is the last option and requires going to court to discharge the debt. We show that the lien was wrongfully placed and it is causing damage to you financially. Most parties don’t want to go to trial. It is very costly, time-consuming, and there are no guarantees of success.

These are the three different options we have to help you. Your lien lawyer will go over which one to use that will get the best results. Contact Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and let us help you to remove the liens.

Why Choose Us?

We are a team of attorneys who practices real estate law. This means that we know what to do to eliminate property liens and create the best outcomes for you.

With our 100 years of combined experience, you will be working with a property lien lawyer that knows what to do to get the best results for you.

One of the partners of our firm is Robert Dickson. He is experienced in litigation, real estate law, and negotiations. He works with clients ranging from large construction companies to individual homeowners. He understands the challenges you face when it comes to liens and is here to make things easier. Liens are confusing and you need someone on your side who knows what to do and how to remove them.

We have five-star reviews for our knowledge, professionalism, and experience. Our team will get you outstanding results in helping you to deal with your liens. We have an excellent track record and have worked with other people facing challenges similar to  yours.

At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we use leverage as the preferred method of getting results. This means that we engage in things such as negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations versus going to trial. We only use the trial as a last resort after exhausting all of the other avenues.

Creditors are eager to avoid a lengthy trial that is costly and often involves negative publicity. They would rather work with us to settle the lien and move on. Our approach has produced measurable results and it will help you to have complete ownership over your property.

Our Seattle & Tacoma lien claims lawyers know not only the law but also how the different parties will respond. These include judges, government agencies, and the opposition’s counsel. Our experience and working relationships give us unique insights into what is happening with these different parties.

All of these factors give us the ability to look out for your best interests. We know how the legal process works and are results driven. This means that you can relax and let the professionals get the job done right. Contact Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and let us help you.

How We Can Help?

The process of dealing with liens is confusing. You need someone on your side who understands what to do. We focus on getting favorable results for you.

Our team of attorneys has over 100 years of combined experience and we put this to work for you. We have handled these situations before and this makes a difference. We are the lien law lawyer to turn to when you need help.

You have a window of opportunity to challenge your liens. Not taking action makes the situation worse and the debt appears to be valid. Our flexible approach is what helps us to adapt to your situation. This makes a difference in creating successful outcomes.

You do have rights and should know what options are available. The lien attorney will help you to get the advice you need and will create a strategy that gets results. Our years of practicing in these areas give us the insights to do a great job for you.

You will get better service and an attorney that understands what happened and is here to help.  No one can take your property or make a claim to it without approval from the courts. Both the federal and Washington constitutions state you cannot be separated from your property without due process of law.

Liens are threats to the property, your ownership, and the ability to sell. All of these factors will create a situation where you can’t do anything until they have all been resolved. Our lien claims attorneys are results driven and want you to have free and clear access to your property. We will work to get the liens removed and relieve your worries in the process.

Our focus on personal attention, detail, and results is what makes us the lien lawyer to call. We will give you customized advice that takes into consideration each lien and your situation. We use this to get them removed so you can get on with your life. Liens will cause you sleepless nights and you need someone on your side who knows what to do. Contact us today at (206) 621-1110 (for Seattle) or (253) 572-1000 (for Tacoma) and let us help you.

Attorney Robert Dickson

Attorney Robert DicksonThe core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners. His is a practical approach to law, which strives to balance the need for a successful legal outcome with a client’s financial goals (or constraints). Outside of his private practice, Rob serves as an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law where he teaches real estate litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

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