Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for North Carolina

Q: How many times can a judgement be renewed in nc

In 1996 I had a judgement against me for the first time from a car I purchased in 1995. I thought I would wait the 10 years and in 2006 they renewed the judgement. I was told they could do this only once so I waited another 10 years. In 2016 they served me with another judgement. Is this legal for them to continue this every 10 years of my life or is there something I can do to put a stop to this? Thank you for your time and I hope and pray to hear from you soon.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Paige Kurtz

Answered
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: A judgment can only be renewed once for a maximum of 20 years on the judgment. An attorney would need to review the documentation filed in 2016 to see what options are available to you in terms of resolving the 3rd judgment.

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