It can be a challenge to collect payment from someone who owes you money. You might think that taking the debtor to court will solve the problem once and for all. Unfortunately, more often than not, most debtors don’t pay their judgment, even after the judge orders it. Fortunately, creditors have several legal ways to collect money that courts have ordered debtors to pay. It is, however, essential to follow the legal procedures carefully to collect on your court judgment. This often involves precise paperwork, instead of dealing with the debtor face to face. You could hire an attorney to help you, but, of course, that can be very expensive and you may not recover your monies. The safest and most inexpensive option is to have a registered legal document assistant prepare the forms required to collect on your California judgment.

What our Clients Say...
“Lightning fast response, I had my very simple document on the same day as my order for the very fair and reasonable price compared to my attorney who quoted me 3 weeks and $2500. I will definitely use these folks again and highly recommend them!”
L. Carnes
“I can’t say enough about the level of service and professionalism I received working with A People’s Choice. Emails were always responded to quickly and thoughtfully. I ended up saving a lot of money by going with A People’s Choice over an attorney.”
M. Rice
“I am glad I chose A People’s Choice. They were very friendly and helped me with my documents in a very efficient way in very little time. Give them a try and you will be writing a positive review just as I did.”
D. Buelna
“A People’s Choice – Saved me time, money & hardship. The people are professional and a pleasure to work with, I totally recommend them to everyone! I will used them for all my legal documents in the future. Thank you!”
C. Lazalde
“I recently required the help of A People’s Choice, Inc. and found them to be entirely professional. Everything was done in short order yet all was explained to my satisfaction. They were friendly and courteous. I am happy and impressed.”
C. Zyobel
“Extremely satisfied with the performance of A People’s Choice. The communication was excellent and all was handled in a timely efficient manner.”
Pam T.
“Made the process so easy for me. Also VERY prompt replies through email. So glad I used their services.”
Kristina C.
“My wife and I needed to have some papers filed in court but found that traditional lawyers were quite expensive. They did a very professional job completing our paperwork and I might say, at a very reasonable price.”
D. Hileman
“The service provided by A People’s Choice was very professional and comprehensive. We have used A People’s Choice on a previous occasion and were completely satisfied. We would highly recommend A People’s Choice to anyone!”
R. Betancourt
“A People’s Choice is extremely customer orientated and friendly. Their service was fast and reliable. in the future, should I need their services again, I will not hesitate to call them. All e-mails were answered with either a phone call or e-mail sometimes even late at night”
Tar
“How much is peace of mind worth to you? This company of hardworking, caring individuals will help you get the job done in the quickest, most efficient way. Conveniently located. Check it out. Thank you!”
Diana K.
“We love A People’s Choice. It’s legally run and professional. Everyone has to have a recommendation and license. Highly recommended.”
Christy C.
“This company is excellent! They helped me get through all of my paperwork, submitted it to the court, and now everything is complete. Everything was clear and almost too easy. I saved thousands of dollars!”
Seth M.
“Very professional, excellent follow up and easy to work with. I will recommend them often! The staff rocks!”
Gene A.
“I had the opportunity to use A People’s Choice again, Wow doesn’t say enough for the way the staff was able to get me in and out and all my answers answered. Very Professional, Organized and Friendly. I highly recommend!”
Debbie E.
“I have worked with A People’s Choice since September 2013. They are very knowledgeable and experienced. Their work is done professionally and timely. They showed a real concern for my situation. I recommend you give them the opportunity.”
D. Echeverra
“A People’s Choice is awesome! They made the legal documentation process painless. I highly recommend A People’s Choice. The name says it all.”
Eric J.
“I was very happy with the service received. They were extremely responsive by phone and email and completed the document in less than 24 hours! All questions were answered promptly. I would highly recommend this service to anyone needing a legal document prepared!”
M.D.
“A People’s Choice is a great option to get legal documents prepared inexpensively. They offer a very professional, low cost service for all sorts of legal paperwork. You won’t be disappointed and will save lots of money as compared to using an expensive attorney!”
Kathryn R.
“A People’s Choice prepares legal documents so you can represent yourself and still look like you know what you’re doing. I utilized their services recently and found them to be professional as well as extremely helpful. I couldn’t be happier.”
Evan J.
“This team is efficient, professional, ethical and easy to work with. Any of my questions were responded to immediately. They did everything they could to help me. I highly recommend their services.”
Leigh A.
“Great service. Highly professional and efficient creating legal documents. I am completely satisfied and highly recommend them to others. People who are looking for professional legal services look no further, try A People’s Choice.”
Radtech N.
“A People’s Choice is a business that delivers what they promise. I was treated like a VIP by their staff and Sandy was the best. As for their services, they promptly delivered all of the official documents and fillings on my behalf and their price is more than reasonable.
Juan B.
“I was in need of some serious help and didn’t know what to do. I had contacted a lawyer and he wanted to charge me $1800.00. A People’s Choice got my paper work started and at a much lower cost. I am very grateful for the company’s services.
April R.
“I highly recommend A People’s Choice. The customer service and professionalism are exceptional. This service is only a fraction of the cost, more responsive, and better suited to quickly completing complicated court forms. “
Linda F.
“I needed help understanding and filling out legal documents but I didn’t have enough money to pay for an attorney. I would highly recommend A People’s Choice for your legal documents as you will get outstanding service at an affordable price. “
Sharon B.

Get help Collecting your California Judgment!

HELP ME COLLECT MY JUDGMENT

…or continue reading the article below to learn more about ways to collect a money judgment.

Timing is Everything

Remember, when the court orders the defendant to pay you money, it is your responsibility to collect the money. The court will not act to collect it for you. The key is not to take action too soon, but also not to wait too long. At a minimum,  you must wait 30 days from the date that the court issues the judgment before you can take any action to collect on your judgment. In other words, you must give the debtor 30 days to pay before you do anything.  Meanwhile, the judgment is valid for 10 years. Keep in mind, if 10 years go by without the debtor paying you and without you contacting the debtor to collect a money judgment, then the judgment can expire. In other words, if a judgement expires, it is no longer valid and the debtor no longer owes you for it. On the contrary, a creditor, however, can renew their judgment before the judgment’s expiration date.

Legal Tools for Collecting a Judgment

First, if the debtor does not pay within 30 days, you should contact him or her in writing to collect a money judgment. In the event he or she still does not pay, then you can get the courts involved again. You can apply for any of the following tools to collect a judgment in California:

  • Earnings withholding/Wage Garnishment (collect against the debtor’s employment paychecks until the debt is paid)
  • Bank levy (one-time collection of monies in a specific bank account)
  • Keeper levy (Sheriff stays in debtor’s store or business for the day and collects all receipts)
  • Till tap levy (one-time collection of monies in the store or business cash register)
  • Judgment Debtor Exam (requires the debtor to come to court and disclose their assets and where they are located)

There may be other tools, but all involve the court taking money or property from the debtor to satisfy the judgment. A registered legal document assistant can help you prepare the forms to apply for any of these tools. Another option is to have a third-party collection agency to try to collect the debt.

The “No No’s” of Judgment Collection

Whatever you do, do not harass a debtor when trying to collect a money judgment. You can get into serious legal trouble if you harass the debtor. Harassment can include calling the debtor before 8:00 in the morning or after 9:00 in the evening. It is also harassment if you contact other people to find out information about the debtor’s whereabouts or finances. Do not threaten the debtor with violence or criminal penalties.

Using a Legal Document Assistant to Collect a Money Judgment

Spending lots of money on a lawyer to help you collect  your judgment is not worth it.  Collecting what is due you can be an expensive process. In some situations, creditors may find it impossible to collect what is owed, often after spending thousands of dollars in attorney fees! A registered legal document assistant is all you need to prepare the necessary documents.  Contact A People’s Choice to prepare the documents you need to collect a money judgment. Call us today at 800-747-2780.

Get help with your Legal documents today!

A People’s Choice can save you hundreds of dollars by preparing your legal documents instead of an expensive attorney!

GET STARTED!

Was this article helpful? We would love to know your thoughts! If you found this article helpful, please check the LIKE button below. Your feedback helps us plan topics for future articles.