Vehicle liens for hospital bills

by Kathy
(Greeley, Colorado)

I owe the hospital medical bills, I will be going in to discuss payment arrangements and they want me to bring in my vehicle registrations, can they file a lien against them? They are paid off.

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Dec 28, 2010
vehicle lien and medical bills
by: Gerri


If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't take my vehicle registration in. They haven't sued you yet, correct? Unless they have a judgment against you, I don't believe you are under any obligation to share that information with them.

Before you meet with the hospital, it would be helpful for you to have a a free bankruptcy consultation with an attorney. The attorney can tell you what assets the hospital can and cannot go after if it successfully sues you, and the attorney can also tell you if you are judgment proof. (That means there wouldn't be anything for them to go after even if they did sue you and win.)

Plus it can give you some negotiating leverage to tell the hospital that you have met with a bankruptcy attorney and you are trying not to file, but may have to if you can't get an affordable payment plan.

Good luck! Do let us know what happens.

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