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Code of Civil Procedure - CCP

PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 9. ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS [680.010 - 724.260]

  ( Title 9 repealed and added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1364, Sec. 2. )

DIVISION 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS [680.010 - 694.090]

  ( Division 1 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1364, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 9. Enforcement of Support Judgments [689.010 - 689.050]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 4. )

689.010.
  

For the purpose of the remedies provided under this chapter, jurisdiction is conferred upon the superior court.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 957, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1997.)

689.020.
  

(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute, whenever a warrant may properly be issued by a local child support agency pursuant to Section 17522 of the Family Code, and the warrant may be levied with the same effect as a levy pursuant to a writ of execution, the local child support agency may use any of the remedies available to a judgment creditor, including, but not limited to, those provided in Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 708.010) of Division 2.

(b) The proper court for the enforcement of the remedies provided under this chapter is the superior court in the county where the local child support agency enforcing the support obligation is located.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 6. Effective September 28, 2000.)

689.030.
  

(a) Whenever the local child support agency, pursuant to Section 17522 of the Family Code, levies upon property pursuant to a warrant or notice of levy for the collection of a support obligation:

(1) If the debtor is a natural person, the debtor is entitled to the same exemptions to which a judgment debtor is entitled. Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), the claim of exemption shall be made, heard, and determined as provided in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 703.010) of Division 2 in the same manner as if the property were levied upon under a writ of execution.

(2) A third person may claim ownership or the right to possession of the property or a security interest in or lien on the property. Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c) or as otherwise provided by statute, the third-party claim shall be made, heard, and determined as provided in Division 4 (commencing with Section 720.010) in the same manner as if the property were levied upon under a writ of execution.

(b) In the case of a warrant or notice of levy issued pursuant to Section 17522 of the Family Code, the claim of exemption or the third-party claim shall be filed with the local child support agency that issued the warrant or notice of levy.

(c) A claim of exemption or a third-party claim pursuant to this section shall be heard and determined in the court specified in Section 689.010 in the county where the local child support agency enforcing the support obligation is located.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 7. Effective September 28, 2000.)

689.040.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of a writ of execution issued by a court of competent jurisdiction pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 699.010) and Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 706.010) of Division 2, the local child support agency, when enforcing a support obligation pursuant to Division 17 (commencing with Section 17000) of the Family Code, may perform the duties of the levying officer, except that the local child support agency need not give itself the notices that the levying officer is required to serve on a judgment creditor or creditor or the notices that a judgment creditor or creditor is required to give to the levying officer.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 700.140, if the writ of execution is for a deposit or credits or personal property in the possession or under the control of a bank or savings and loan association, the local child support agency may deliver or mail the writ of execution to a centralized location designated by the bank or savings and loan association. If the writ of execution is received at the designated central location, it will apply to all deposits and credits and personal property held by the bank or savings and loan association regardless of the location of that property.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 8. Effective September 28, 2000.)

689.050.
  

For the purpose of this chapter:

(a) “Judgment creditor” or “creditor” means the local child support agency seeking to collect a child or spousal support obligation pursuant to a support order.

(b) “Judgment debtor” or “debtor” means the debtor from whom the support obligation is sought to be collected.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 808, Sec. 9. Effective September 28, 2000.)

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