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I have a default judgment against me from 2005 in CA and was wondering if there are any good attorneys/negotiators that people might recommend to either get it vacated or to negotiate with the holder of the judgment in order to settle for the least amount possible?

I haven't been approached by any debt collector lately but I would very much like to get this totally settled one way or another and I'd very much appreciate a recommendation for a good negotiator/attorney (I tried to find one but it's been very tough to find someone who does this as their main area).

Thanks so much!




well you can't get it vacated unless there is reason to vacate,but there is a window for that,and i think you passed it.now you can negotiate a settlement yourself and save the attorney fees.think about it.

Sub: #1 posted on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 18:13

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Thanks for the response, Paul! I'm very uncertain of my own negotiation abilities as we now have quite a bit of resources (luckily!) and I'm liable to negotiate a very high settlement as I don't have any experience in this.


Having heard success stories of others who have used professionals to negotiate fractions of the original judgment, I think it'd be smarter to pay a little to the attorney/negotiator and get a better result! :)


Sub: #2 posted on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 03:05

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who is the judgement with and how much is it?that is very important.

Sub: #3 posted on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 03:24

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It's to PC for approximately 11,500; it was filed by an attorney but the plaintiff is PC.


Sub: #4 posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 04:49

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I'd very much appreciate any recommendations at all so please do feel free to post or message me your recommendations! Thanks so much!

Sub: #5 posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 04:50

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Quite frankly, you are better off trying to negotiate yourself. Hiring an attorney is telling the holder of the judgment you have money to spare. You are more likely to get a lower settlement without an attorney.

How much do you have to offer them now?? 50% 60%???
Money talks. However keep in mind there is no reason for them to settle off one penny.... They just may choose to renew it for another 10 years and let the judgment accrue more interest, especially if you own property.

Sub: #6 posted on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 08:45

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Thanks for the reply, that's a really good point! That's actually the reason I want to hire an attorney: since they can just renew it and let the interest accrue, they have no reason to negotiate a lower settlement with me (and I'm sometimes a poor negotiator in situations such as this).



My thinking on the attorney is that even if they save me 20%, it's better than I'd do on my own (I think). If anyone has used a good attorney (or negotiator!), I'd very much welcome the recommendation. There are one or two attorneys I've found who say they do it but I'm not sure how good or trustworthy they are, which is why I'm turning to this community in the hopes someone has found a reliable, trustworthy negotiator/attorney. :)

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 03:58

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