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


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


Who Will Be More Persistent, You or Your Debtor?

Recently, we put together a post talking about how persistence and an airplane hangar helped us get a judgment taken care of for one of our clients. If you haven't read that post, we invite you to take a look. It demonstrates how Judgment Collectors can utilize a variety of tools to find debtor assets. For this post, however, we want to talk more about being persistent. It certainly would be nice if debtors met their obligations in a timely and responsible manner. It would be nice if push never came to shove in the judgment collection arena. But unfortunately, this is not the case. More often than not, the determining factor in getting a j...

Published May 24, 2022


Strategies for Minimizing and Avoiding Judgments

Having to go to court is no fun. As a business owner or manager, civil litigation is not on your list of things to do. You would rather concentrate your company's efforts on serving your customers. Things don't always work out that way, though.  No matter how hard you try actively avoiding judgments, sometimes court is the only option for resolving disputes. Sometimes court-ordered judgments are the only way to get debtors to pay. We have worked on enough judgments to know that they are often more hassle than they are worth. But there are times when seeking a judgment cannot be avoided. Fortunately, those times are the exception to the ru...

Published May 10, 2022


5 Things You Can Do After Turning Judgments Over To Us

Clients working with us for the very first time have lots of questions. For example, they frequently ask us what they need to do next, after turning their judgments over to us. Our answer is 'nothing'. Once you turn a judgment over to Judgment Collectors, there is nothing else to do. We take care of everything. However, that's not to say there is nothing you can do. To be honest, there are lots of things you can do once you no longer have to pursue your debtors. Here are just five suggestions to get you started: 1. Stop Worrying About Them The first thing you can do after turning your judgments over to us is to stop worrying about them. ...

Published April 26, 2022


How Persistence and an Airplane Hangar Got Results

Rarely do we get results without putting in significant effort. Effort is part of the judgment collection game. But sometimes, effort alone is not enough. Some cases require a lot of persistence along with a bit of good fortune. Such was the case on a judgment we recently got action on. The judgment had not seen any activity in quite a while. Before describing this case, we want to address the fact that a lack of action is not sufficient reason to give up. In fact, this is exactly what some debtors want their creditors to do. They play the waiting game in hopes that a creditor will get tired of pursuing the judgment and simply walk away. ...

Published April 5, 2022