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Back in 2004, I had a judgment against me for about $4000.

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Back in 2004, I had a judgment against me for about $4000. I filled bankruptcy (13), but lost my job before I finished paying it out. Last month I received notice that my wages will be garnished to pay that judgment. Isn't there some statute of limitations that comes in play here? This was in Arkansas, by the way.
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This is a common situation, there may be a statute of limitations for the debt, however, this would be a judgment, as per your states law, if this was a debt, the statute would have expired, however, since this became a judgment, there is a 10 year limit.

The below are the limitations:

Open Account: 3 (except medical which is 2 years)
Written Contract: 5 (partial payment stops the statute from running)
Sale of Goods (UCC-2): 4
Domestic Judgment: 10 renewable
Foreign Judgment: 10
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