Legal Question in Bankruptcy in New Jersey

how long does someone have to revive a judgement? and how do they have to show me how and when this judgement was granted?

Asked on 1/22/10, 3:24 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jeffrey Walters Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Walters, LLC

The fact that you are asking how you are to be informed about a judgment against you implies that you did not answer the complaint or participate in the case. Therefore, I will assume for this answer that you are referring to entry of a default judgment against you. If someone obtains a default judgment against you, New Jersey court rules require that they mail you a notice informing you that judgment was entered against you.

A judgment is collectible for 20 years after entry. Revival of a judgment is the process of asking the court to allow an additional 20 years for the judgment to be collected. This is done by motion. The judgment-holder must make the motion prior to the expiration of 20 years, and must provide you with notice of the motion.

I hope this helps.

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Answered on 1/27/10, 8:44 pm

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