Last week, Lauri Croce wrote a blog about the budget cuts that will take effect in the San Diego courts. These budget cuts eliminated offices in the El Cajon and Chula Vista courthouses where we have been submitting our requests to enter default judgments in association collection matters. Court clerks in the business office process requests to enter default judgments. Closure of these two offices may create a delay in our ability to process judgments on our clients' behalf, but our hope is that having a centralized system at the downtown courthouse will work to our benefit and yours.
Once we receive the judgments, we start the post-judgment collection process. This involves bank levies and wage garnishments. The more information you are able to provide us before we begin the process, the more efficient we can be in collecting on the judgment.
We will keep you posted on our experiences with the processing time for the default judgments as the months progress. Hopefully the new infrastructure will be able to provide even better service than what we have received in the past. Keep you fingers crossed.