No problem at all Perry.
He needs to check to see if the judgment was covered under the bankruptcy. It is possible that the judgment debt was written off through the bankruptcy process.
If the state judgment was not written off there is a limitation on the time to contest the judgment. For judgments the limitation on the time to contest is 30 days from the entry of the judgment. Obviously that has already passed.
I will say that if the creditor is still trying to collect the judgment then it is possible that the statutes of limitations has run on the creditor trying to collect the judgment. A judgment is only good for collection for 10 years in Tennessee. A creditor may extend the judgment for another 10 years by following a specific procedure prior to the first 10 year period running that your client would have received notice.
69.04 Extension of Time.–Within ten years from entry of a judgment, the judgment creditor
whose judgment remains unsatisfied may move the court for an order requiring the judgment debtor
to show cause
why the judgment should not be extended for an additional ten years. A copy of the order shall be mailed by the judgment creditor to the last known address of the judgment debtor. If sufficient cause is not shown within thirty days of mailing, another order shall be entered extending the judgment for an additional ten years. The same procedure can be repeated within any additional ten-year period until the judgment is satisfied."http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/OPINIONS/tsc/RULES/TNRulesOfCourt/02civp.htm#69
If the procedure is followed then it is possible that the judge is good until 20 years has passed.
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