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Good afternoon. Did you sign the contract? How do they know you are even related to them?
Yes, the statute of limitations to sue under a contract, is 6 years. If 13 years have passed, you could raise this as a defense, if they try and sue you, for the debt, under a contract claim. It is possible that they are trying to collect on this and hope you pay and that the debt was bought for pennies on the dollar. They can try and come after you BUT if they do, you can raise the SOL as a defense.
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Thank you for the reply. If they are claiming that they have 20 years, it would mean that they already sued and have a judgment. To enforce a judgment and go after a party, there is a 20 year SOL, so you would need to find out when they filed the lawsuit and how they obtained a judgment if you were never served and placed on notice and given a chance to defend this, as you my have to go back and vacate the judgment.
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