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This website considers the primary tool for judgment enforcement in California, which is the Enforcement of Judgments Law (EJL), as found at CCP §§ 680.010-724.260, and ancillary California laws that affect the collection of judgments in the Golden State.

The EJL provides a comprehensive statutory framework for judgment enforcement in California, and is perhaps the most comprehensive such law among all the states. The EJL is supplemented by an abundance of decisional law on its most important provisions, as well as by numerous official Judicial Council Forms. Other California law supports the EJL, most notably the California Uniform Voidable Transactions Act ("CUVTA", pronounced "Coo-Vee-Tah"), and various Probate Code provisions relating to spendthrift, revocable, and self-settled trusts.

The creator of this website is Jay Adkisson, an attorney who is admitted to practice law in California (as well as Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas), and whose practice includes primarily acting as creditors' rights counsel in judgment enforcement actions, with the occasional dalliance on behalf of debtors in defending such actions. Jay's exploits in chasing multi-million judgments in California have the subject of articles, most notably The Seattle Stranger, The Great West Coast Newspaper War (March 18, 2010), and California Lawyer, Chasing the Money (July, 2010). Jay was graduated with honors by the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1988, where he was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review, and, inter alia, served as an American Bar Association Section Advisors to the Uniform Law Commission's drafting committees for the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (2014), the Uniform Limited Liability Company Protected Series Act (2017), and the Registration of Foreign Judgments to Harmonize the Law of Canada and the United States (in progress). Jay also writes the Wealth Conservation blog for Forbes.com and is an Honorary Member of the California Association of Judgment Professionals.

Jay is a partner of the law firm of Riser Adkisson LLP, and routinely deals with multi-state judgment enforcement litigation in the Southwest, i.e., throughout the states of California, Nevada and Arizona.

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TITLE 9. ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS 680.010-724.260

DIVISION 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS 680.010-694.090

     CHAPTER 1. Short Title and Definitions 680.010-680.380

     CHAPTER 2. General Provisions 681.010-681.050

     CHAPTER 3. Period for Enforcement and Renewal of Judgments 683.010-683.320

          ARTICLE 1. Period for Enforcement of Judgments 683.010-683.050

          ARTICLE 2. Renewal of Judgments 683.110-683.220

          ARTICLE 3. Application of Chapter 683.310-683.320

     CHAPTER 4. Manner of Service of Writs, Notices, and Other Papers 684.010-684.310

          ARTICLE 1. Service on Attorney of Creditor or Debtor 684.010-684.050

          ARTICLE 2. Manner of Service Generally 684.110-684.140

          ARTICLE 3. Proof of Service 684.210-684.220

          ARTICLE 4. Application of Chapter 684.310

     CHAPTER 5. Interest and Costs 685.010-685.110

     CHAPTER 6. Enforcement After Death of Judgment Creditor or Judgment Debtor 686.010-686.020

     CHAPTER 7. Levying Officers 687.010-687.050

     CHAPTER 8. Enforcement of State Tax Liability 688.010-688.110

          ARTICLE 1. Enforcement Pursuant to Warrant or Notice of Levy 688.010-688.050

          ARTICLE 2. Enforcement of Judgment for Taxes 688.110

     CHAPTER 9. Enforcement of Support Judgments 689.010-689.050

     CHAPTER 10. Enforcement of Judgments by Labor Commissioner 690.020-690.050

     CHAPTER 20. Transitional Provisions 694.010-694.090

 

DIVISION 2. ENFORCEMENT OF MONEY JUDGMENTS 695.010-709.030

     CHAPTER 1. General Provisions 695.010-695.221

          ARTICLE 1. Property Subject to Enforcement of Money Judgment 695.010-695.070

          ARTICLE 2. Amount to Satisfy Money Judgment 695.210-695.221

 

     CHAPTER 2. Liens 697.010-697.920

          ARTICLE 1. General Provisions 697.010-697.060

          ARTICLE 2. Judgment Lien on Real Property 697.310-697.410

          ARTICLE 3. Judgment Lien on Personal Property 697.510-697.670

          ARTICLE 4. Execution Lien 697.710-697.750

          ARTICLE 5. Other Liens Created by Enforcement Process 697.910-697.920

 

     CHAPTER 3. Execution 699.010-701.830

          ARTICLE 1. General Provisions 699.010-699.090

          ARTICLE 2. Writ of Execution and Notice of Levy 699.510-699.560

          ARTICLE 3. Property Subject to Execution 699.710-699.720

          ARTICLE 4. Methods of Levy 700.010-700.200

          ARTICLE 5. Duties and Liabilities of Third Persons After Levy 701.010-701.070

          ARTICLE 6. Sale and Collection 701.510-701.680

          ARTICLE 7. Distribution of Proceeds of Sale or Collection 701.810-701.830

 

     CHAPTER 4. Exemptions 703.010-704.995

          ARTICLE 1. General Provisions 703.010-703.150

          ARTICLE 2. Procedure for Claiming Exemptions After Levy 703.510-703.610

          ARTICLE 3. Exempt Property 704.010-704.210

          ARTICLE 4. Homestead Exemption 704.710-704.850

          ARTICLE 5. Declared Homesteads 704.910-704.995

 

     CHAPTER 5. Wage Garnishment 706.010-706.154

          ARTICLE 1. Short Title; Definitions 706.010-706.011

          ARTICLE 2. General Provisions 706.020-706.034

          ARTICLE 3. Restrictions on Earnings Withholding 706.050-706.052

          ARTICLE 4. Earnings Withholding Order for Taxes 706.070-706.084

          ARTICLE 5. Procedure for Earnings Withholding Orders and Exemption Claims 706.100-706.109

          ARTICLE 6. Forms; Employer’s Instructions 706.120-706.129

          ARTICLE 7. Administration and Enforcement 706.151-706.154

 

     CHAPTER 6. Miscellaneous Creditors’ Remedies 708.010-709.030

          ARTICLE 1. Written Interrogatories to Judgment Debtor 708.010-708.030

          ARTICLE 2. Examination Proceedings 708.110-708.205

          ARTICLE 3. Creditor’s Suit 708.210-708.290

          ARTICLE 4. Charging Orders 708.310-708.320

          ARTICLE 5. Lien in Pending Action or Proceeding 708.410-708.480

          ARTICLE 6. Assignment Order 708.510-708.560

          ARTICLE 7. Receiver to Enforce Judgment 708.610-708.630

          ARTICLE 8. Collection of Judgment Where Judgment Debtor Is Creditor of Public Entity 708.710-708.795

          ARTICLE 9. Enforcement Against Franchise 708.910-708.930

          ARTICLE 10. Other Enforcement Procedures 709.010-709.030

 

DIVISION 3. ENFORCEMENT OF NONMONEY JUDGMENTS 712.010-717.010

     CHAPTER 1. General Provisions 712.010-712.070

     CHAPTER 2. Judgment for Possession of Personal Property 714.010-714.030

     CHAPTER 3. Judgment for Possession of Real Property 715.010-715.050

     CHAPTER 4. Judgment for Sale of Property 716.010-716.030

     CHAPTER 5. Other Judgments 717.010

 

DIVISION 4. THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS AND RELATED PROCEDURES 720.010-720.800

     CHAPTER 1. Definitions 720.010-720.030

     CHAPTER 2. Third-Party Claims of Ownership and Possession 720.110-720.170

     CHAPTER 3. Third-Party Claim of Security Interest or Lien 720.210-720.290

     CHAPTER 4. Hearing on Third-Party Claim 720.310-720.430

     CHAPTER 5. Creditor’s Demand for Third-Party Claim by Secured Party or Lienholder 720.510-720.550

     CHAPTER 6. Third-Party Undertaking to Release Property 720.610-720.660

     CHAPTER 7. Undertakings 720.710-720.800

 

DIVISION 5. SATISFACTION OF JUDGMENT 724.010-724.260

     CHAPTER 1. Satisfaction of Judgment 724.010-724.100

     CHAPTER 2. Acknowledgment of Partial Satisfaction of Judgment 724.110-724.120

     CHAPTER 3. Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Matured Installments Under Installment Judgment 724.210-724.260

 

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OTHER CALIFORNIA LAW OF NOTE IN JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT

 

     CIVIL PROCEDURE

          Form of Judgments ~ CCP 664-674

          Amending Judgments ~ CCP 187

          Lis Pendens ~ CCP 405

          Sister State Judgments ~ CCP 1710.10-1710.65

          Foreign Country Judgments ~ CCP 1713-1724

          Mortgage Foreclosures ~ CCP 725a-730.5

          Assignment for Benefit of Creditors ~ CCP 1800-1802

 

     TRANSFERS IN DEFRAUD OF CREDITORS

          California Uniform Voidable Transactions Act ~ Civil Code 3439.01-14

          Conveyance Of Personal Property Without Delivery ~ Civil Code 3440-3440.09

          Undertaking In Voidable Transaction Action ~ Civil Code 3445-3449

 

     PROBATE CODE

          Protection of Beneficial Interests (Spendthrift Protection) ~ Probate Code 15300-15309

          Revocable and Self-Settled Trusts ~ Probate Code 18200 and 18201

 

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