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head22

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Can a judgement go dormant in Texas?
« on: March 08, 2017 10:30:50 PM »
I have a judgement against me that was filed in Texas in Novemebr of 2011. I haven't heard from the lawfirm that represented Citibank in the suit since the judgement was handed down except a few months after when they offered a settlement. The statute of limitations is 10 years from what I have read in Texas. Whether or not it is renewable after that period I don't know. In any case, can a judgement go sour for the collector if they haven't made any effort to collect?

My credit report will be clean from any derogatory accounts at the end of this month save for the judgement. Just curious if I should let sleeping dogs lie or if there is some way to at least make the judgement unenforceable.

BrokeBob

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Re: Can a judgement go dormant in Texas?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017 11:00:13 PM »
How big is the judgment?

Round off a bit. 

Bruno the JDB Killer

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Re: Can a judgement go dormant in Texas?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017 01:27:24 PM »
 If a Judgment Becomes Dormant, it May be
Revived Within Two Years

Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 31.006.
Revival of Judgment

A dormant judgment may be revived by scire
facias or by an action of debt brought not later
than the second anniversary of the date that
the judgment becomes dormant.

3. Effect of Not Timely Reviving a Judgment
If the period provided for in C.P.R.C. 31.006 has
expired, the judgment is not only dead, it is forever
barred. See Zummo v. Cotham, 137 Tex. 517, 519 (Tex.
1941); see also Arroyo Colorado Navigation District v.
Young, 285 S.W.2d 308, 309 (Tex.App. Austin 1955,
writ ref'd n.r.e.); Williams v. Short, 730 S.W.2d 98
(Tex.App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 1987); Tex. Civ. Prac.
& Rem. Code Ann. 31.006 (Vernon 1986).
I am not an attorney. Any information I post is strictly my opinion and should be treated as such.

head22

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Re: Can a judgement go dormant in Texas?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017 05:11:51 PM »
Its about $10K.

head22

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Re: Can a judgement go dormant in Texas?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017 05:17:39 PM »
Thanks Bruno. I got my answer.