Similarly, the California Fair Debt Collection Practices Act outlines the responsibilities of collectors and debtors, as well as penalties.
Statue of Limitations on Debt (National)
Consumer & Small Claims
Taxes, Loans, Utilities
Enforcement of Judgment SCU Law School Website
Debt Collection and Foreclosure
A list of approved housing counseling agencies in California is available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as consumer guides such as Help for Homeowners Facing the Loss of Their Home and How to Avoid Foreclosure. See a list by county of California “Legal Agencies – Legal Aid Societies” that provide free legal advice, representation, and other legal services in noncriminal cases to the economically disadvantaged.
How do I collect from the debtor’s wages if he or she is employed?
You can get an Earnings Withholding Order to garnish the debtor’s wages until you are paid. You have the right to collect up to 25% of the amount over the federal minimum wage that the debtor earns (as long as it is not exempt under other rules).
Writ of Execution
Application for Earnings Withholding Order
form WG-001 courtinfo.ca.gov/
Hire a process server or the sheriff/marshal to serve the employer with the necessary papers for the wage garnishment
Licensed & Registered Process Server # 3738, Skip Tracing
Long Beach, CA
Earnings Withholding Order
The process server or sheriff/marshal must also serve the employer with the Employer’s Return
form WG-005and Employee Instructions (Wage Garnishment
form WG-003). You may have to provide these forms to the process server or sheriff/marshal.
The debtor has 10 days to file a Claim of Exemption.
Application for Writ of Execution
la superior court.org/