All Blog Posts Tagged 'enforcement' (95)

Levies And Confidential SSNs

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Every year brings in many new laws. Some laws that intend to protect everyone's privacy, have the side effect of making it more inconvenient for judgment creditors to recover judgment money. In 2012, California, and perhaps other states, introduced…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 21, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Assignees And Causes Of Action

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



In bad economies, judgment debtors are more likely to take advantage of the potential "proof of service loopholes" created by default judgments. Some judgment debtors will claim they were not properly served, even if they actually were, and try to…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 14, 2012 at 10:34pm — No Comments

How To Record A Lien

 I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Recording a judgment lien used to be the most popular and cost effective way to recover most judgments. Due to the economic mess, liens are not as reliable or as wise of an investment as they used to be.



There are many kinds of liens that…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 13, 2012 at 12:14am — No Comments

Judgment Quotes

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.  



Usually, when you have a judgment, your judgment debtor will not pay you voluntarily. Most people do not want to read or think a lot about their judgment. Most people just want an instant quote from someone who will buy their judgment immediately.



The problem is, that is not how getting a quote for a…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 11, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

They Need A Copy Of The Judgment

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.  



A judgment is both a piece of paper, and a historical record system. A judgment includes records of certain specific events related primarily to getting, and trying to recover the judgment. Judgments are not cash, not guaranteed, and do not…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 8, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Why Bank Levies Fail

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



What if you know for sure where a judgment debtor banks, then pay a Sheriff to levy their bank account, and the bank responds with "no funds" or "account closed"?



In some places, bank levies are expensive, with the cost of finding the bank account, paying the court, the Sheriff, and a process server.



Getting a "no funds" or "account closed"…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on February 6, 2012 at 12:35am — No Comments

Judgment Pricing Reality

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Most judgment owners have no idea of what their judgment is really worth to judgment buyers that actually pay cash up-front for average judgments.



Many judgment owners avoid reality about their judgments, and think their judgments are guaranteed, and/or are worth their face value.



The reality…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 28, 2012 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Demand Filing Court Documents

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



What if you have a judgment to recover, either as the original judgment creditor, or the assignee of record, or are representing the original judgment creditor (almost always as their attorney), and the court clerk will not stamp and file your…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 24, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The Truth About Judgments

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.



Through vast experience, I know the cash up-front value of most judgments is very small. Almost every day, I talk with at least ten judgment owners, and trade emails with at least ten more.



Far too often, when I tell people their judgment is not worth a lot of cash up-front, they think I am wrong.



It is as if…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 21, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Partnership Judgment Owners

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



What if you are a judgment enforcer, and the original judgment creditor is a general partnership that has dissolved? Can their judgment be recovered if you find one of the previous general partners?



The bigger problem to consider, is does…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 19, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Judgments Against Nonprofit Entities

 I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California. Laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Judgment recovery against a (judgment debtor) large nonprofit company, is done with the same tools as with any other corporate entity or business.



This article is about recovering judgments against (judgment debtor) small nonprofit…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 17, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

UPL

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Even if you are a lawyer, it might be scary to be charged with an Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) complaint, by a district attorney, a State Attorney General, or the US Attorney General (or their deputies). If you are not an attorney, this…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 10, 2012 at 12:16am — 1 Comment

Vehicle Levy Math

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Levying a judgment debtor's vehicle is expensive and complicated. This article has a vehicle levy example, based on California laws, with example approximate costs.



Laws vary widely in each state, so always check local laws and the…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 5, 2012 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Missing Creditors

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Many times, it takes years or longer (sometimes never) to recover a judgment or debt. What should you do when you are a judgment enforcer, contingency attorney, or a collection agency, and you recover some money, and then cannot locate the…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 4, 2012 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Credit Bidding

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, and not legal advice, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need any legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



One way that a judgment can be recovered is to use it to credit bid. Under certain auction circumstances, one might be able to credit bid for a debtor's property.



A credit bid is a chance for some or all of your secured claim or…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on January 3, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Vehicle Levies

 I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment Broker. This article is my opinion, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



One tool to recover judgments is paying a Sheriff to levy a judgment debtor's vehicle, which could be a car, truck, motorcycle, etc.



Levying a judgment debtor's vehicle can be risky and difficult for several reasons:



1) It requires a lot of money to…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on December 31, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Third Party Levies

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment and Collections Broker. This article is my opinion, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Most of the time, the only way to recover a judgment is through the courts, Sheriffs (or levying officers), and sometimes registered process servers; levying and/or selling a judgment debtor's assets.



Sometimes debtors have assets with third…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on December 28, 2011 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Assignment Order Wording

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment and Collections Broker. This article is my opinion, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



This article is one of my series of assignment order articles. This one includes a simple example of a template for an assignment order combined with a civil restraining order.

 

An assignment order can intercept income streams going to your…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on December 24, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Lazy Judgment Enforcers

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment and Collections Broker. This article is my opinion. If you ever need legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



Every day, we get at least one phone call from someone that owns a judgment, that is "sick and tired of lazy judgment enforcers".



For example, today someone called, and said they have had their million dollar judgment with three different judgment enforcers and one contingency collection lawyer, and none of…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on December 21, 2011 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Assignment Orders

I am not a lawyer, I am a Judgment and Collections Broker. This article is my opinion, based on my experience in California, and laws vary in each state. If you ever need legal advice or a strategy to use, please contact a lawyer.



What if your judgment debtor does not have a regular wage job, and gets paid by customers, relatives, renters or tenants, or most anyone else?



An assignment order might be the right (although paperwork intensive) way to try to satisfy your…

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Added by Mark Shapiro on December 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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