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judgement against me they we're garnishing my wages! It's been over 10years can they still collect
Never finished paying debt with judgement over 10 yearscago

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In general, judgments remain enforceable for 10 years (in some states, such as my creditor-friendly state of 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 return to court and request a renewal before the enforcement period ends. Considering that the creditor already spent some cash to get the judgment, chances are they won't just let it expire.

What that means for you is that the creditor could choose at any time up until the judgment expires (which may include extensions) to execute the judgment. This means the judgment could be used to garnish your wages or file a levy or lien on your house or other property.

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