If your county court does not offer its own "local" form, then you can use LASC's form as a sample: http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/forms/pdf/LACIV198.pdf. Retype the information onto 28-line pleading paper.
If you haven't filed your answer, you might be able to file instead a general demurrer on the grounds that plaintiff's complaint "fails to state a cause of action IN THIS PLAINTIFF."
If you have filed your answer, you might be able to file a motion for judgment on the pleadings on the grounds that plaintiff's complaint "fails to state a cause of action IN THIS PLAINTIFF."
You will need to visit your local law library and carefully read the requirements for each type of pleading/motion.
I agree with Mr. Patrick; ignoring the judgment does not constitute contempt of court. If the judgment debtor does not pay the judgment voluntarily, you will need to enforce/collect it yourself (or hire a collections attorney).
Here are some Do It Yourself resources:
http://www.courts.ca.gov/1014.htm (This pertains to collecting Small Claims judgments. The rules and documents pertaining to enforcing your Limited Civil...
First, you should write the creditor a letter disputing the debt in full. Thereafter, your options are: (1) negotiate settlement to pay the debt in full in installments, or in part (which might trigger a Form 1099-C), (2) wait until you're sued and defend the lawsuit, or (3) file bankruptcy.
Since California is a community property state, you can levy the H&W's community property income and assets to satisfy the judgment.
You will need to get the probate court's permission to levy against assets held in trust. This can be expensive.
Since the debtor is slippery, I agree with other counsel you should consider hiring a collections attorney to assist you. Perhaps one will take the matter on contingency, i.e., s/he will take a certain percentage fee only if s/he collects money....
Kudos to you for moving to compel discovery responses.
As other counsel have said, plaintiff has dismissed its case against you. Since plaintiff dismissed the case "without" prejudice, plaintiff can refile the case so long as the 4-year statute of limitations has not expired (4 years from your last payment to credit card company).
What you need to do now is to serve on plaintiff and thereafter file with the court a memorandum of costs (summary); here's the form: http://www.courts.ca.gov/...
It means you can break out the champagne and celebrate because the judgment has been paid in full. :-)
If the plaintiff/judgment creditor recorded any abstracts of judgment (real property liens) in any county/ies, then ask the p/jc for a *notarized* Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment for each county in which an AOJ was recorded. Then record the notarized ASJ in that/those county/ies to release the liens. The county clerk-recorder will charge you a nominal fee to record each ASJ.