Lives in TX. I have a friend who is owed quite a sum of back alimony. Was to be paid off 5 years ago. Sum was $800 a month. Every two months or so now her ex will send $200/or so. She has since taken her ex back to court becuz' he didn't pay her consistently so now it is written in a contract what is owed to her. Ex is now trying to sell his house and my friend would like to put a lien for sum owed to her for alimony owed + finance charges + finance charges that have been accrued. Can she do all this legally and get her money upon sale of the house? Can she put a wage assignment on his check? (I'm studying to be a paralegal and I don't believe she can do the assignment but wanted to ask). She lives in Johnson County, TX. Thank u very much for the assistance. She doesn't have any money for an expensive lawyer so I'm trying to point her in the right direction.