Possibly. Depending on the specific case and the practices of the defendant’s
state courts, a party suing may be able to attach your real estate, bank
accounts or personal property before proving their case at trial. This
may be accomplished by filing a court approved lien, a lis pendens (against
real estate) or an attachment of bank accounts and personal property.
The court may also issue a freeze order or injunction restraining the
defendant or other third parties from transferring or dissipating assets
pending the trial. Pre-judgment attachments are most common in divorce
cases. They are far less common with routine civil cases.