if the attonery file documents to proceed the case in court,and he doesn't follow through, because the other attonery indicated, the case was no long vaild, because the owner died. is the attonery held accountable? do i have a case still? Is there anything in the laws, states i should have file document to contuined my case? i was told to search the title for the lien and foreclose on the lien. can i stll foreclose on the lien. Is the lien still in place and vaild. what is the procedure to collect on the lien, if someone else lives at the property. i'm trying to collect on this lien for about 1 1/2.(one year and half). if you know of any possible avenue, i can take please indicate. can i make the new owner of the property sell, if there is enough equity in the property to pay the lien. please help me, i don't know what to do , or what to do. jay smith of california, the resident is in california alsso.