Opened up a credit card in 2/02. They started collection in 12/02. A default judgment was granted 8/04. They told us we didn't have to appear. Last contact was 12/06 Rule to show cause hearing. Now I just received an order to appear in court for 1/15. On December 2, 2014 a motion for proceedings supplemental was filed again. I thought the statute of limitations was 10 yrs. to collect on a judgment. Is that true? and from when. judgment would have been 10 yrs and 3 months.
A civil judgment expires after twenty years according to IC 34-11-2-12
Satisfaction of judgment after expiration of 20 years
Sec. 12. Every judgment and decree of any court of record of the United States, of Indiana, or of any other state shall be considered satisfied after the expiration of twenty (20) years.
As added by P.L.1-1998, SEC.6.
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Civil judgments in Indiana are good for twenty years from the date of judgment. BUT, the liens created by the judgment are good for only ten years unless they are renewed for another ten. See IC 34-11-2-12, and Needham v. Suess, 577 N.E.2d 965, 967 (Ind. Ct .App. 1991) at http://bit.ly/1yEmkCr.
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