Semmes, AL asked in Contracts for Alabama

Q: can we be sued for a car that was repossessed 20 years ago? Husband was 18. He is now 40. He was summoned for court.

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A: In Alabama, there is a statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit to collect on a debt. Typically, the statute of limitations for a written contract, which includes car loans, is six years from the date of default.

If the car was repossessed 20 years ago and the alleged debt has not been pursued or collected during that time, it's possible that the statute of limitations may have expired. However, there are circumstances that can potentially extend or reset the statute of limitations.

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