Recently lost a court case over a car accident and have been ordered to pay over $30k. Initially I was contacted to negotiate a repayment plan. We agreed on a monthly amount and was told they would send me papers to finalise the arrangement. I have not heard from them in two months. Partner and I are considering buying a house - she has a large amount of equity to put into the house. I have none. My question is this if we were to go ahead and purchase a house, is it possible that the people I owe money to could somehow force the sale of the home to regain their assets? We plan to draw up legal papers protecting my partner's investment into the home.