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I live in Gainesville, TX (Cooke County). I have had a

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I live in Gainesville, TX (Cooke County). I have had a judgement filed against me over 7 years ago in North Carolina. It had been on my credit reports for the entire 7 years. I had it removed completely from all 3 Bureaus back in March.
I just received filed copies of "Notice of Filing Foreign Judgement" in both Tarrant County (Where I lived in March) and Cooke County where I reside now.
1. Can this be put back on my credit reports since it's already been on for 7 years and was successfully removed?
2. Can this be levied as a Levin against my property here in Cooke County?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation, Joe.

A judgment report can remain on your credit if it is renewed. Once/if it is renewed, it is as though the judgment is valid again, and if so, then the credit bureaus treat it as a new judgment, meaning it can remain on one's credit report for up to 7.5 years from the date of renewal in a new state.

Yes, I am afraid that the judgment in Texas - once domesticated - may be used to lien titled property as a way to pressure the Defendant into payment.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.