I was awarded a nondischargeable jugement from litigation back in 9/11/2007 from the US Bankruptcy Court District of Arizona. Now living in Washington the debtor again filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and listed the fee’s plus interest from the already litigated nondischargeable judgement from 2007.
Generally your judgement should still make the debt as not discharged by the new filing. It would be a good idea to talk to an attorney so that they see all the facts.
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I do not know what your basis is for the debt being non-discharable. There are far too many nuances and facts that can be explored in this forum. You really need an in person consultation. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an WA experienced bankruptcy attorney. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.
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I've looked into this before when researching bankruptcy judgment expiration dates and procedure on renewing judgments.
Like state court judgments, federal court judgments expire after a certain period unless the judgment is renewed. It's quite possible that you missed the renewal deadline. If so, you will need to relitigate the issue and obtain a new bankruptcy court judgment. If you haven't missed the deadline, it would be a good idea to renew it ASAP.
You should meet with an attorney in person to review your judgment. It would likely involve more than a simple consultation.
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