Saint Louis, MO asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Missouri

Q: I have a question about a judgement my ex husband and I got

What does this mean? REVIVAL OF JUDGMENT CALLED, HEARD AND SUSTAINED. THEREFORE, THIS COURT HEREBY REVIVES THE ORIGINAL JUDGMENT HEREIN WITH COSTS TO BE PAID BY DEFENDANT. FOR ADDITIONAL TEN YEARS, AS PROVIDED BY LAW

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Missouri state court judgments expire 10 years after the latter of entry of judgment or a payment on the record towards the judgment, such as a garnishment payment received.

The docket entry you quoted suggests that the plaintiff file a motion for revival of judgment, had a hearing, and got the judgment revived or renewed for 10 more years.

Your ex and you ought to deal with the judgment because the amount due will continue to grow. The judgment will continue to grow interest at 9 percent per annum unless the judgment specificies a different rate of interest.

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