How Big a Problem is Unpaid Wage Judgments?

A Yuge problem ! (to channel Bernie Sanders) While we don’t have the data to be certain, what research exists indicates that between 75% and 80% of all wage judgments are not even partially paid. Consider the following research: “Of all the workers who won judgments in California between 2008 and 2011, only 17 percent…

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Illegal Debt Collection

Can I get in trouble for trying to collect my debt?The easiest answer this question is, “of course you can get in trouble if you’re a knucklehead.” There are a few ways you can screw up debt collection in a way that actually creates more trouble for you: Lying – Anyone can get in trouble…

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How to Place a Lein on a Home

Do you want to enforce your judgment by placing a lien on real property? Getting a lien on someone’s home or other real property is usually a good first step in collecting your judgment.  However, it’s never easy, and in some cases it’s not even an option.  Here’s some of what you need to know:…

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Wage Judgment Collection

Do you have a judgment against your employer? The Labor Commissioner’s Office will help you obtain a judgment against an employer for unpaid wages.  However, it will not help you collect that judgment. Sleazy employers who don’t pay wages to employees often don’t pay judgments against them, either.  And, unfortunately, sometimes collecting those judgments is…

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When Judgments Expire

Are you wondering how long a judgment lasts? The short answer is 10 years from the date of the entry of judgment. California Code of Civil Procedure § 683.  There are some exceptions to this rule, but very few. If 10 years is coming up, you want to make sure that you renew your judgment…

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Can I Add Costs to My Judgment?

A judgment is for the amount the judge said, right? WRONG. You get interest too. California law allows you to get 10% simple interest per year on your judgment. California Code of Civil Procedure § 685.010.  Simple interest means you don’t get interest on top of your interest (except when you renew your judgment). What…

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Call Us Now to Collect Your Judgment

Did you get a judgment from a court or an administrative entity, like the wage commissioner?  Great. Now how do you get paid? Getting a judgment is a good first step, but collecting on the judgments (getting paid) is complex, difficult work.  Though this blog is not a substitute for an actual attorney, we’ll try…

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