General Information and Services

Assessments are the financial lifeblood of community associations.  Without assessment collection, the board cannot fulfill its duty to maintain and enhance the HOA. The Law Firm of Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. has developed an extremely successful and highly effective assessment collection department to assist our clients in performing this vital function.  Our delinquent assessment collection process is continuously refined and supervised by expert HOA attorneys to comply with statutory requirements and to capitalize on the latest and most effective methods for securing recovery.  We offer a full range of delinquent assessment collection services, including:

  • File evaluation and analysis of effective collection methods
  • Non‑judicial foreclosures
  • Bankruptcy monitoring
  • Negotiation, preparation and enforcement of payment plans
  • Superior Court lawsuits
  • Small Claims Court preparation
  • Judgment enforcement
  • Real‑time reporting through secure online service
  • 24/7 Access to status reports
  • Board and community manager education

We are one of the few Southern California law firms to offer real-time, 24/7 status information for delinquent assessment collection accounts.  Our HOA clients easily access Peters & Freedman, L.L.P.’s online system to determine the status of collecting delinquent assessments.  Our Firm is committed to working quickly and aggressively to collect unpaid assessments.

Post Judgment Enforcement

When a community association prevails in its lawsuit against a homeowner for delinquent assessments, it obtains a personal “money judgment.”  The judgment can include delinquent assessments, interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and even fines.  Obtaining the judgment is often the “easy part” and the real work begins when attempting to collect money on that judgment.

Peters & Freedman, L.L.P. has developed an extremely successful and highly effective post-judgment enforcement practice for HOAs.  We have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of our clients. Our post-judgment enforcement services include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and recording abstracts of judgment
  • Asset and income identification
  • Judgment debtor examinations
  • Bank account levies
  • Wage garnishment actions
  • Writ of execution on personal property
  • Attachment of rents

Our post-judgment enforcement process is led by tenacious attorneys who apply decades of experience to determine the most effective mechanisms available to pursue satisfaction of judgments obtained against delinquent homeowners.

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