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Back in 1996 I had to go to court over a debt. I paid it but yet it's still on my credit history.
It's been way over 10 year's so how long does a legal item stay on your credit history if the bill was paid in full?

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Usually, it will drop off 7 years from the date the court filed or the date it was paid. If it was renewed, they may show the date of the continous.  Get a copy of the court documents showing when it was filed and include the date paid.   Send a letter to each of the credit bureaus and include these documents.   They will confirm with the party that filed for the court (The court does not file directly) and you should see it removed.   You may receive a letter indicating they are waiting confirmation.   You should also ask the party you paid to notify the court that it was paid if it is not documented as paid.

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