They would have to go to court again to force a sale. The registration is a technicality and could be easily cured. I doubt it will help much.
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I agree with Ms. Smith and you should take the paperwork to a local lawyer. You may be eligible for bankruptcy protection depending on your circumstances. The new judgment will be the last priority to any other mortgage or lien on the property.
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The registration is a small bump in the road for the creditor. More information is needed as to whether your property has a mortgage on the property, prior liens, and how much is the judgment against you is for.
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If you have other debts, it may be worthwhile to find out if you are eligible to file a bankruptcy petition. This may enable you to get rid of all of your unsecured debts once and for all and enable you to obtain a fresh start.
It may not because a valid judgment in any other state can become a valid judgment in the state of New Jersey. If you have a defense to the filing of the judgment against you in NJ, you may have to first move to vacate the underlying judgment. Once a New Jersey judgment is entered against you, a creditor must first attempt to sell personal property before selling your real property.