Category Archives: judgment

New California Law Increases Paycheck Protection

People with low incomes that are facing wage garnishment to pay a debt can keep a little more of their paycheck beginning July 2013 thanks to the passage of Assembly Bill 1775.  AB 1775 provides a modest increase on the amount of wages that are exempt from a wage garnishment. Under the present law, someone…

Bank Levies Just Got Easier in California (Debtors Beware)

Bank account levies in California will become easier starting in January 2013 thanks to the passage of Assembly Bill 2364.  Under the prior law, a judgment creditor seeking to sweep the bank account of a judgment debtor needed to have the papers served at the branch where the debtor had the account.  The new law…

Removing a Judgment Lien in Bankruptcy

Judgment creditors will often place a lien on the judgment debtor’s home as one of the first steps taken to collect the judgment.  In California, the creditor creates the lien by recording an Abstract of Judgment at the county recorder’s office.  Although lawsuits and having a lien placed on your home are serious matters, bankruptcy…