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Today I have received a attached earnings withholding order,from

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Today I have received a attached earnings withholding order,from a Modesto court saying I have been sued from IRM corp. On a debt that is from 1993, isn't the statue of limitations ran out?
Welcome and thank you for your question!

I am very sorry to learn of your experience. That was quite a surprise, I'm sure. Let me ask you this: what is the date of the original court judgment? I'm not asking for the date of the withholding order. Rather, I want to know what is the date of the original court judgment.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The original court judgement was 4/21/1993.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

My check will have the withholdings starting 9/8/12. If they take money out of my check am I committed to paying this? I don't know if I can get to court in time to stop this.

Thank you very much. I am sorry for the delay in my follow-up.

In California, a judgment is good for 10 years. Since the judgment was entered on 4/21/1993, they had 10 years to collect on it (4/21/2003). HOWEVER, California law also allowed them to RENEW the judgment for another 10 years.

You can contact the court to see if, in fact, they did renew the judgment for a second time. If they did, that would allow them until April 21, 2013 to collect.

This process is explained here:

If you learn from the court that they did not properly renew the judgment a second time, then that would be a basis to go to court and fight the attached earnings withholding order.

If the judgment was properly renewed, then there is not a basis for you to fight it.

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