A civil judgement was recently docketed against me in Hennepin County, MN and I am debating on appealing the courts decision due to important facts that were not addressed. My question is...
What is the length of time given to file an appeal?
How soon can the creditor try or seize assets if an appeal is not done and would I be notified.
The judgment is presently effective and can now result in collection efforts
Unless the enforcement is stated pending appeal bathe trial or appeals court you either must bond the judgment or pay
Appeal is generally 30 days
Generally 60 days from the date of entry of the judgment (unless another rule or statute provides a different time period) see the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure 104.01.
If the judgment is already docketed, then the creditor can start the process for seizing assets now. Appealing the judgment will not prevent them from continuing to enforce the judgment unless you post a bond (called a supersedeas bond) during the appeal.
If you are concerned about the creditor's collection efforts, you should reach out to an attorney who specializes in representing debtors.
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