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I received a writ of garnishment from a judgement (2010) in…

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I received a writ of garnishment from a judgement (2010) in circuit court in a county I have not lived in for more than 20 years.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Oregon

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
my question is, how can I have a valid judgement against me from 2010, i a circuit court in a county that I have not lived in since 1995?

Well, it depends. What is the judgment for? You don't have to live in a county in order for there to be a judgment against you). Is there something you didn't pay for? Money that you owed? A contract dispute? If there's a writ of garnishment issued it means the other part first got a judgment against you - and before that filed a legal action against you (that you should have received notice of).

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
its for a loan I don't remember applying for, and then an extra $12k of interest. Order was in 2010, how long until this judgement becomes void?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Can I hire a lawyer to fight this argument for me? $12K in interest on a $3k loan is outrageous.

You certainly can hire an attorney to fight any claims against you. It wouldn't be on contingency, since most lawyers won't take a case like this on contingency. Did you receive notice of the lawsuit?

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You'll want to get a copy of the Complaint as well as the judgement to see if anything was done incorrectly. If they failed to provide you with notice of the litigation that would be a reason for a court to toss it out.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
excellent, thank you so much.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
no, i never received a notice of the lawsuit. I only ever received this notice of garnishment, have never received any other info from them.

Then it's possible that they never notified you of the litigation would be a basis for overturning the judgment.

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