I found out I have a warrant for my arrest over an old judgment over a debt. The courthouse clerk said that once a judgment is won, the creditors can come after you for 20 years? What is that all about? Isn't the statue of limitation on credit debt only 6 years? If I file bankruptcy will that stop all of this and stop the warrant from being enforced>
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Statute of limitation is the time within which a lawsuit must be filed. Once you timely file a lawsuit, the judgment remains enforceable for much longer than the initial 6 year period. Whether the judgment can be discharged in bankruptcy depends on the nature of the lawsuit. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy code. You can call me for a consultation.
You need to talk to a lawyer to deal with this. Arrest warrant? That is really unusual.
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