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Judgment entered in Washington DC; while judgement still valid,

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Judgment entered in Washington DC; while judgement still valid, it is recorded in Frederick County, Maryland. The 12 year validity of original judgement expires in DC, but the 12 years from the MD recording has NOT expired. Legal question is which date controls? The DC date of judgement or the recorded date in MD which is still not 12 years. Concern is that if the original DC date controls then the MD recording would be a nullity.

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The judgment is good from the date of the recording. And it can be renewed before the 12 year expiration. So if your judgment expires say Aug 1 2013, then I suggest you need to file the renewal form by July 31 or on Aug 1 it will be expired
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Please read my question. Which date controls. The DC date or the Maryland date?


The date it was record in Frederick Maryland. I apologize that my first response was not clear enough when I stated "the judgment is good from the date of recording"

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