California Code of Civil Procedure Sections 697.310-697.330

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697.310.
(a) Except as otherwise provided by statute, a judgment
lien on real property is created under this section by recording an
abstract of a money judgment with the county recorder.
(b) Unless the money judgment is satisfied or the judgment lien is
released, subject to Section 683.180 (renewal of judgment), a
judgment lien created under this section continues until 10 years
from the date of entry of the judgment.
(c) The creation and duration of a judgment lien under a money
judgment entered pursuant to Section 117 or 582.5 of this code or
Section 16380 of the Vehicle Code or under a similar judgment is
governed by this section, notwithstanding that the judgment may be
payable in installments.

697.320.
(a) A judgment lien on real property is created under this
section by recording an abstract, a notice of support judgment, an
interstate lien form promulgated by the federal Secretary of Health
and Human Services pursuant to Section 652(a)(11) of Title 42 of the
United States Code, or a certified copy of either of the following
money judgments with the county recorder:
(1) A judgment for child, family, or spousal support payable in
installments.
(2) A judgment entered pursuant to Section 667.7 (judgment against
health care provider requiring periodic payments).
(b) Unless the money judgment is satisfied or the judgment lien is
released, a judgment lien created under paragraph (1) of subdivision
(a) or by recording an interstate lien form, as described in
subdivision (a), continues during the period the judgment remains
enforceable. Unless the money judgment is satisfied or the judgment
lien is released, a judgment lien created under paragraph (2) of
subdivision (a) continues for a period of 10 years from the date of
its creation. The duration of a judgment lien created under paragraph
(2) of subdivision (a) may be extended any number of times by
recording, during the time the judgment lien is in existence, a
certified copy of the judgment in the manner provided in this section
for the initial recording; this rerecording has the effect of
extending the duration of the judgment lien created under paragraph
(2) of subdivision (a) until 10 years from the date of the
rerecording.

697.330.
(a) In the case of a money judgment entered on an order,
decision, or award made under Division 4 (commencing with Section
3200) of the Labor Code (workers’ compensation):
(1) If the judgment is for a lump sum, a judgment lien on real
property is created by recording an abstract of the judgment as
provided in Section 697.310 and, except as otherwise provided in
Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code, the
judgment lien is governed by the provisions applicable to a judgment
lien created under Section 697.310.
(2) If the judgment is for the payment of money in installments, a
judgment lien on real property is created by recording a certified
copy of the judgment as provided in Section 697.320 and, except as
otherwise provided in Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of
the Labor Code, the lien is governed by the provisions applicable to
a judgment lien created under Section 697.320.
(b) Nothing in this section limits or affects any provision of
Division 4 (commencing with Section 3200) of the Labor Code.