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i live in michigan and have two civil judgements against me.

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i live in michigan and have two civil judgements against me. one originated in 2000 and one in 2001. since the original date of the judgements ganishments have been performed, one in 2003 and one in 2007 by each judgement holder. all has been quiet since then. (no satisfaction was obtained by either judgement). my question is this, does the garnishment action in 2003 and in 2007 extend the statue of limitations by those dates? or unless "renewed" are the judgements past the statue of limitations. i cant find any evidence of a "renewable" action and the file clerk is unsure of how the sol works
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The garnishments do not extend the statute of limitations on the judgments. The judgments would have to be renewed by a filing in the court file where the original judgments are located.

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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

Dear John, (smirk)

 

When i checked with the clerks office today she pulled both judgement files containing the original judgements. I asked her for any indicating forms or paperwork that would indicate any of the judgements were "renewed" she indicated that both folders folders contained only the original judgement and the garnishment forms. If a judgement was indeed renewed, would there have to be ensuing paperwork indicating that either judgement was renewed in the folders? and if not then i could assume that both judgement are now past the statue of limitations?

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I'm assuming these judgments weren't for support (as support judgments don't have a statute of limitations). In order to renew a regular civil judgment (not for support), there actually needs to be a new filing of a lawsuit to renew the original judgment.

 

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