TO COLLECT FROM A CONTRACTOR
I know a great contractor named Andy Reed. I know firsthand that he and his company, ATR Solutions, http://atrsolutionsinc.com do a great job for their clients. If you need a contractor, I would highly recommend him. However, that's not always the case with contractors. Check out Adam Carolla's show http://www.spike.com/shows/catch-a-contractor to see some examples. When things go bad and you obtain a judgment against a licensed contractor, the law provides some leverage. A judgment against a contractor which is construction-related (the law gives a very broad definition of construction related) that is not paid within 90 days can result in the contractor's license being suspended pursuant to Business and Professions Code §7071.17. Suspension of a contractor means that the contractor can't work legally.
Contact my office today if you have a judgment against a licensed contractor.