Q: Can they require me to go through an debtors exam after 5 years from initial court appearance?
I have already had 3 exams in the past and they have show my inability to pay. I have also served a night in jail because they didn't inform me that they moved the court date to the previous week.
A: A judgment in Missouri is valid for 10 years, so that fact that the judgment against you is 5 years old only means that it is still valid. If you get summoned, you need to appear. Consult with an attorney familiar with judgment debtor examinations, as there is an easy way to avoid answering the questions.
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