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I have a judgement against me stemming from a wrongful death

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I have a judgement against me stemming from a wrongful death suit that dates back to 1994. My employer at that time was also sued. I returned to NJ about 6 years ago. I was recently served with a garnishee.

How do I get this removed?
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I am very sorry for your situation. Please tell me - would you be willing to file a bankruptcy to void this judgment, or not?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes, someone suggested that might be a possibility. Is it?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

More to the point...will a bankruptcy vacate the judgement?


Normally, it would, yes. That, or reduce it to pennies on the dollar.

A bankruptcy voids or minimizes debts, including judgments. Originally seen as the last resort option, this is becoming increasingly a choice for many Americans. Also, one's credit rating is hurt, but begins to rebound almost immediately. It is off one's credit history in about 7 years from the date of discharge. There are two types of bankruptcies for individuals - Chapters 7 and 13. You can see a comparison here.

ASIDE from a bankruptcy, I am afraid that there is no other way to void a judgment.

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