Judgment enforcement actions have two major timing issues: they need to be handled immediately and may take a long time to complete. Before you decide to represent a judgment creditor in an enforcement case, consider whether you really have the time.
Updated 5/22/18: In County Line Holdings, LLC v McClanahan (May 2, 2018, B2778790) 2018 Cal App Lexis 392, the court held that a creditor could enforce a previously recorded judgment lien on a deceased debtor’s property more than 1 year after the debtor’s death.
So you have a money judgment, but the debtor dies before you can collect. Never mind. You still have a judgment lien on the debtor’s estate. Right? Continue reading
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You can only enforce a judgment in the window between its effective date (with no stays in effect) and the date the judgment or renewal of the judgment expires. The key to getting more time is all in the expiration date. Continue reading
When you win a judgment in your client’s favor, it’s not the time to go casual; instead, draft your judgment with the formalities that will make it valid and enforceable. Continue reading