Once a judgment is satisfied
the creditor should file a satisfaction
it stays on credit for 7 years
it also stays in the court file
it comes off the credit report then
it remains in the court file
You may however have it removed where filed after paid
since there was no debt at the time
If creditor wont remove it on own
you may file a motion in the case
to compel the court to order the creditor to remove it
A lawyer letter may help expedite their cooperation
as would a threat of doing so or turning matter over to the state attorney general office
I wish you the best.
So find a lawyer
You can do the above without one
threatening the above measures
and filing with the court pro se
but having a lawyer would expedite it
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