Thank you very much. I am sorry for the delay in my follow-up.
In California, a judgment is good for 10 years. Since the judgment was entered on 4/21/1993, they had 10 years to collect on it (4/21/2003). HOWEVER, California law also allowed them to RENEW the judgment for another 10 years.
You can contact the court to see if, in fact, they did renew the judgment for a second time. If they did, that would allow them until April 21, 2013 to collect.
This process is explained here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/8207.htm
If you learn from the court that they did not properly renew the judgment a second time, then that would be a basis to go to court and fight the attached earnings withholding order.
If the judgment was properly renewed, then there is not a basis for you to fight it.
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