My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: CA
There is a default judgment in the spouses name.
The couple has a joint bank account.
The sheriff's office levies the joint bank account but the notice from the sheriff's office is addressed to the spouse without the judgment.
The notice from the sheriff says, "Levy on any and all accounts in the judgment debtor's name.". The notice also states who the judgment debtor is. The debt was acquired before their marriage. The account only had a couple dollars in it before the levy. The couple doesn't have anything else that is in both of their names.
Question: What should the spouse without the judgment (third party) do? Should a claim of exemption be filed? Form EJ-160?