Maritime liens are defined by Admiralty Law and are creditor liens on a vessel for those who either provided service to the vessel or suffered injury from using the vessel.
Because maritime lien law is complicated, you should consult a lawyer who is knowledgeable in this specific area of law.
The following complexities are characteristic of maritime liens:
Debts secured by a maritime lien may include:
The foreclosure process for a maritime lien varies greatly from home foreclosures. If a creditor files a maritime lien claim in federal court, a federal judge can order a federal marshal to seize the vessel without a hearing or issuing a judgment. The creditor has tremendous power and rights in stopping a vessel owner from sailing away to avoid the lien.
Stevens & Goldwyn, P.A. represents creditors throughout the maritime lien process and makes every effort to effectively and efficiently pursue and/or defend your case.
Through a free, no-obligation consultation, you can discuss your legal concerns with a partner of our firm. We look forward to answering your questions and seeing how we can meet your legal needs.
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