4 Important Things to Know About Collecting Judgments in Utah

Regular readers of our blog know that states regulate civil judgments according to their own laws. We are active in six states including California, Washington, and Idaho. Needless to say, some of the laws in these other states vary quite a bit from the laws on collecting judgments in Utah. It is important to understand the law before you attempt to collect a judgment in any state. The law tells you what you can and cannot do. Sometimes, the law even tells you what you should do – even though you may not be required to do that particular thing. To illustrate all of this, here are four important things to know about collecting judgment...

Published August 9, 2022

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Why Self-Employed Creditors Should Outsource Judgment Collection

As a judgment collection agency active in multiple states, we have had the privilege of interacting with self-employed people in Utah, California, Arizona, and several other states. These are generally good people who sincerely just want to get paid and get on with their lives. We are happy to help. This leads us to a question we hear quite often: should self-employed creditors outsource judgment collection or handle it on their own? By their nature, the self-employed tend to be a resilient bunch. They tend to be self-reliant in nearly every aspect of life and business. So it wouldn't be surprising for a self-employed person to win judgmen...

Published July 26, 2022

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What Is a California Order of Examination?

Rules governing civil judgments vary from one state to the next. As an organization that specializes in judgment collection in California, we make it our business to fully understand the rules in the Golden State. For example, we are aware of the fact that California law provides for an Order of Examination (OE) in the event a debtor chooses not to pay. The OE is one of several tools California judgment collectors have to work with. It goes above and beyond the simple disclosure debtors are expected to provide immediately after a judgment is entered against them. Unlike simple disclosure, an Order of Examination is issued by the court. It ...

Published July 7, 2022

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Top 4 California Judgment Collection FAQs

California is somewhat unique among the fifty states. Just in terms of its legal system, there are things in California law that you will not find anywhere else. We have spent the last several months emphasizing that very fact on our blog. Collecting judgments in California requires knowing what the law says. And for many of our California clients, it also means answering some frequently asked questions. Questions are something we are used to. In our business, there are a lot of them. Below are the top four FAQs we hear in relation to California judgments: 1. How long is a California judgment good for? Civil judgments in nearly every sta...

Published June 30, 2022

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Judgement Collectors in California: Know the Law

Collecting unpaid judgments is part knowledge, part skill, part experience, and part luck. Some judgments are easier to collect on than others. Regardless, the key to success is knowing the law. That certainly is the case in California, where the rules governing judgments and collection can differ quite a bit from other states. As experienced California judgment collectors, a big part of our responsibility to clients is knowing and utilizing the law on their behalf. Successful judgment collection requires us to know what the law allows and disallows. As such, statutory knowledge is non-negotiable. It is unwise to hire any debt collector wh...

Published June 27, 2022

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California Law Makes It Easier to Collect Judgments

Labor judgments are a unique type of judgment involving employers and their employees. They can be just as difficult to collect as any other kind of judgment. But in California, a new law just implemented at the first of the year helps. It allows creditors to continue collection efforts against successor companies who take over for existing debtors. The new law takes away one of the tools employers had to avoid paying extensive labor judgments. They can no longer walk away by selling the business or employ sleight of hand by transferring ownership to another legal entity. Any outstanding labor judgments are transferred to new ownership. ...

Published June 20, 2022

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