Oak Grove, MO asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Legal Malpractice for Missouri

Q: How long does a judgement for medical bills remain in missouri

I found out there is a judgement against me for medical bills my spouse incurred PRIOR to our marriage. The judgement is 9 years 8 months old and it is preventing g me from buying a house. Help!!!

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: Read the article I published about getting default judgments set aside. It might apply to your situation, depending on whether you were properly served. https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/how-to-get-a-default-judgment-set-aside

It sounds like the judgment might expire this year.

Consult with an attorney to discuss your options and whether it would be best just to wait and see if the judgment gets revivied for another 10 years or instead expires. A payment on the record during the 10-year period would automatically extend the judgment for 10 years.

I hope my answer was of some help.

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