An Express Article from the California Land Title Association
Bulletin 05/06-166 - June 30, 2006
The California Land Title Association (CLTA), whose member title companies serve as the primary source for the collection of child support liens in the state, today urged Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign Assembly Bill 2126 by Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-El Segundo). AB 2126 establishes a single rule governing enforcement period and renewal procedure for judgments of sale of property under the Family Code.
By a vote of 39 to 0, AB 2126 passed the floor of the State Senate yesterday and will now be sent to Governor Schwarzenegger for final approval.
The California Land Title Association supports AB 2126 and has urged Governor Schwarzenegger to sign this bill into law. AB 2126 would apply a single rule to all Family Code judgments, ending confusion about child support liens and strengthening enforcement of outstanding court orders and judgements.
Title insurance relies upon an exhaustive search of the public record to identify and correct liens and encumbrances on property. A recent national study showed that title companies undertake corrective action in more than one out of every three real estate transactions. From a practical perspective, this results in the collection of delinquent child support, spousal support and tax payments.
According to official data from the California Department of Child Support Services, the state’s title companies have collected more than $250 million of delinquent child support payments since 2002.
The California Land Title Association (CLTA) is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1907, representing member title companies throughout the State of California. The Association's membership is comprised of title insurance companies and underwritten title companies conducting business in the state. The goals of the CLTA include: expediting the transfer and insurance of title to real property throughout California, increasing the public's awareness of the value and purpose of title insurance, and finally, protecting private property rights.