To be timely, the Application for Renewal must be filed within 10 years of the judgment entry date. The date of service of the Application or Notice of Renewal does not change that. When the Application is filed, the judgment is automatically renewed. It is just that it cannot be enforced until 30...Read more »
In this case, 10 years have passed, there is no renewal, no attempt to collect or attempt to pay by any party. Does the interest continue beyond the 10-year time a judgement is valid? Is it possible to negotiate a settlement agreement to pay the original amount owed without the interest added and... Read more »
I just recently picked up mail from my boyfriends grandma from time to time I still get mail there since I used to live there. I honestly don’t go there after usually just Christmas and thanksgiving and a random couple times a year. Well I haven’t been there since Christmas 2021. Apparently... Read more »
What is called "Substitute Service" in CA is legal. Basically it says that if a process server goes to your home or your work in an effort to serve you personally but is not successful, after at least 2 attempts, they can give it to a "substitute" (person must be at least 18...Read more »
Multiple causes of action is routine and are generally plead in the alternative. They can also prevail on all causes of action. They may also prevail on one cause of action and lose on the other. That is why they do that. Nor does the BOP have any impact on the alternative causes of action. The BOP...Read more »
That is entirely possible. Assuming your case is in CA, you can be served the summons & complaint by what is called "substitute service" or even publication. Both of these mean you would not be personally served. They do have to attempt personal service however. If you are talking...Read more »
By submitting an answer, it does not merit a request for a dismissal, unless the debt was resolved. If the debt was satisfied in full, you may request a dismissal. In most cases, its after 15 days of completing the payment in full.
This is my first time having to deal with something like this and I didn’t know that I had to respond to the summons. I thought I just had to show up for the trial date stated on the summons. Looking up my case number in preparation for the court date I just found out that a default judgment has... Read more »
There are only 3 ways to resolve this: file a Motion to Vacate or settle it or file bankruptcy. Which option is best will depend on several things such as how much is involved, when you were served (and how), who the other side is, etc. A free consultation with a law firm that handles these matters...Read more »
I received an email from a debt collection agency. I requested a debt verification from them, and they say that they are a commercial collection agency and the debt is not subject to FDCPA. Also, they sent me a document that does not show me the debt belongs to me. Is it legal to they keep... Read more »
They are correct that the FDCPA does not apply to commercial debt. Whether or not the alleged debt is commercial or consumer debt can be a complicated analysis. You can ignore them and they will eventually sued on the claim or not. If you want to be more proactive and determine if this is a valid...Read more »
My mother was sued by a debt collector in California and had a lien placed on her home. There was no notification and was never served to appear in court. Apparently, the court sent my mother a notification after the fact that she had a judgment filed against her and now has a lien against her... Read more »
Your mother really has only 3 options to resolve this: 1) a Motion to vacate the judgment, if successful, will remove the lien. To be successful, she must convince the court of 3 things: she was not served correctly, that she only recently learned of the existence of the judgment (typically less...Read more »
My employer just emailed me today notifying me about wage garnishment. First off, the debt is mine no objection to that . But To my knowledge I was never served or had any recollection that they were pursuing me this hard. What should I do ?
You have 3 options in order to resolve the judgment: 1) file a Motion to Set it Aside (Vacate) based upon improper service of the original summons and complaint in the case; or 2) Settle it; or 3) file bankruptcy if desired and you qualify. As to the garnishment, you can file a Claim of Exemption...Read more »
Substituted service performed one day before statute of limitations expired - mailed packet was postmarked the day of statute of limitations, received in mail 7 days after. Can I contact them directly to settle or should I bank on passing of statue of limitations? Thanks :)
The statute of limitations is not based on the service date. Therefore you should respond to the lawsuit because if you don't, it will become a judgment. Even if the statute of limitations has passed, the court will not know that unless you tell the court by contesting the case. Collections...Read more »
I spoke with the Court and they told me I could file paperwork with the Sheriff Dept. to stop the garnishment, but I had to wait for the lawyer to file a Writ before they could do anything. They will be taking 25% of my check in which I can't afford. How do I proceed at this point?
Only two people can stop or modify the wage garnishment: the lawyer/creditor who put into place (by reaching an agreement with them) or by the judge. To get the judge to hear your case, you must file a claim of exemption. There are many pitfalls and it is always best to hire a lawyer experienced in...Read more »
I was living in Stockton at that time and was never served. Just got the judgement through the mail 6/29/20. Judgement is for 16k original balance 8 years ago 8k. Other party will not take less than 10k
Your options are to file a Motion to Vacate the Judgment, settle it, or file bankruptcy (if available and desired). A lot more information is needed in order to properly assess the merits of any Motion to vacate.
What appears to be vacated is various court dates the court sets to ensure compliance with filing deadlines. These dates are usually vacated when the court enters judgment (because the dates are no longer necessary due to the judgment being entered). Although it is impossible to be certain without...Read more »
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