San Diego, CA asked in Small Claims for California

Q: DO I need to provide my social secuirty number to a judgment creditor in a small claims case?

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Timothy James Walton
Timothy James Walton
  • Aptos, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You are not my client, so I cannot give you legal advice by telling you what you should do.

However, if I were a judgment debtor, *and* I was forced to appear for a debtor's examination, *and* I was asked for my social security number, I would refuse until we had an opportunity to be heard by the judge, and I would ask the judge to make them specify what they intend to do with it, and also that it be subject to a protective order if they really are going to use it for a legitimate judgment enforcement purpose.

Of course, I would try to work out a payment plan long before ever having to appear at a debtor's exam...

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