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can a judgement come off your credit after so many years

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Depends on the judgement.  If it is for a tax lein, it will not disappear until it is paid.  If it was for a credit issue, it vanishes in 7.

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Jwsister is correct, but let me clarify a bit.  What you have here are two different clocks running at the same time but at different speeds. The judgment clock will run for a lot longer than the credit-reporting clock. Each state has a different rule about how long a judgment is enforceable.  In general, judgments remain enforceable for 10 years (in some states, such as Rhode Island, it's 20 years) from the date entered or filed with the courts. However, many states allow the creditor to renew the judgment if it is not paid during the initial 10-year period. The creditor must go back to court and request a renewal before the enforcement period ends. Considering that the creditor already spent some money to get the judgment, chances are they won't just let it expire.

If it stays unpaid, the judgment should fall off your credit report 7 years after the date it was entered.  Be aware, however, that it may show up elsewhere, such as a title or background search.  
 

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Mine was in 2004 in Florida.  I have now moved in 2014 to Virginia so what will that do to the judgement. 

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