Recently a family law attorney in Southern California wrote to me to ask if child support judgment holders needed to also record a special request for notice (Civil Code Section 2924) after I wrote about the recent case of BANC OF AMERICA LEASING & CAPITAL, LLC, v. 3 ARCH TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., [ (2009) 180 Cal. App. 4th 1090].
The answer is yes.
If you are a judgment holder, and you are behind a bank loan or mortgage (deed of trust), ie, your judgment is after or "junior" to the bank, when they begin their foreclosure process on the borrower (your judgment creditor), they do NOT have to provide you a notice of the trustee's sale.
While you may have no intention of actually reinstating the loan and conducting your own sheriff's sale on the property to levy or collect on your judgment, you still want to be on the special request for notice list because if there are surplus proceeds from an overbid, you want the Trustee to send you a claim form.
The form is not on the Judicial council website, but many title companies should have one.