In 1999 we entered into a civil judgement/agreement in Idaho for 900.00. After paying, we attempted to get a lien satisfied letter from the said attorney and he told us that we owed him more money. Since we were in California, we told him to go pound sand. The judgment was re-issued/reinstated in Idaho in 2004.
In October of 2005, a California collections company attempted to collect and we sent them a letter telling them that we would be happy to go to court with our paperwork, the original judgment, and our canceled checks. That was the last we heard from them. On June 8th (2006), my wife is served at our house via a “sister state judgment” dated on May 22nd. This local court document says that we have 30 days to respond or the sister state judgment will be final (binding). It is a document from an attorney out of San Diego.
Q1: There is a line about a request to vacate the judgment but I do not know what forms.
Q2: The court document is dated May 22nd but we were not served until June 8th. How long do we have to respond?
Q3: I have no problem going to court and fighting this thing in California and want my side of the story heard. Do they do this during a hearing here or are they merely going to rubber stamp the Idaho judgment and I am S.O.L.
Q4: If I hypothetically want to pay the judgment (just so my wife will be quiet), prior to it going to court, what do I have to do? The original attorney in Idaho is an ahole. The total debt with interest is at 1,400.00
Q5: Are there any other remedies or options?