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Hi, thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:-Were you served with the suit while you lived in Florida or have you always been in GA?
Please explain why the suit was filed in FL and the basis for the jurisdiction in that state?
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A civil judgment entered against you in Florida and domesticated in Georgia would be dischargeable in Bankruptcy. However, it must be a valid judgment, meaning that you were properly served in the Florida case and the Florida Court had jurisdiction over you. If this did not happen, then the Florida judgment would not be valid. If you went ahead and filed a Petition in Bankruptcy, and you were later sued in Georgia, you would not be able to file for Bankruptcy again for another 5-7 years, in which case, the judgment would remain against you in Georgia and be enforcible by the Plaintiff in Georgia and he could have any assets you owned seized in order to satisfy that judgment,
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Yes - as long as there was no fraud (a deliberate attempt to mislead) involved, a judgment for civil theft and conversion can be discharged in a Bankruptcy.