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How Long Will It Take My Court Judgment to Go Away?

by Gregory Mark Fitzgerald on Nov. 02, 2018

Bankruptcy & Debt Credit & Debt Bankruptcy & Debt  Collection Bankruptcy & Debt  Bankruptcy 

Summary: The court judgment is a long-term order. In California, the creditor can continue their collections activities for up to ten years in trying to see the debt satisfied. After that, they can also renew the judgment with the court for another ten.

"The only true way to eliminate a court judgment is to satisfy the debt. You may be able to negotiate with the creditor or debt collection agency even before going to court—or after the judgment is in place, but otherwise they have the means to see your property seized by local law enforcement and sold at public auction, to garnish wages up to 25 percent of your disposable income, and to even freeze your financial accounts by court order."

Read the entire article on the official Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC blog.

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