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I have a recent judgement...
I have a recent judgement, and I was not served.in am trying to find out how to get it vacated.
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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 3 years ago
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Do you mean you weren't served with a lawsuit and a judgment was taken against you?
If so, what specific question can I assist with?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I have been working on repairing my credit for years. I had a medical bill from 2009. I received a garnishment paper from the court a couple of months ago. I was never served with the lawsuit. On the court website, I can see the warrant in debt was served to my old address back in September 14. I moved on July 1, 2014. I am wanting to get this off my credit report. I would have came up with the $4000, somehow to avoid judgement. What steps can I take to get this out of public record?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
How long do i have to get this vacated? Also, if I am able to get this vacated, how long before they can file suit again?
Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 3 years ago
The first thing you have to do is check the court records to see how you were supposed to have been served because you have to address that. You do this by filing a Motion to Vacate judgment Based on no service and a denial of due process. However, these are documents that are unique based on the facts and so you'll have to draft one from scratch or hire someone to draft it for you. In addition, you may want to consider hiring a lawyer to handle it since that increases your chances pretty dramatically. Even if yo don't want to use a lawyer for the actual lawsuit you may want to use one to try and get the judgment vacated.
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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 3 years ago
As to how long they have to wait, if the judge vacates the judgment he doesn't dismiss the lawsuit, it is still active so there is no need for them to refile.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
What type of lawyer would I hire to handle this?
Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 3 years ago
Look for one who does civil trial law.
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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 3 years ago
You could also look for one who does Consumer Law or Debtor Law.
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