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I sold my property in 2010 on a shortsale, we had 2

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i sold my property in 2010 on a shortsale, we had 2 mortgages; however the second mortgage lender made 2 out of the 3 people on the NOTE sign a document saying that even when we opted for a shortsale we are responsible for the remaining balance
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Virginia
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: i have just been summoned
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Customer: yeah this debt doesnt show in my credit report, and i bought this in conjuction with my parents when i was 19 years old (in 2005) does the estatute of limitations apply if we stopped making payments in october 2010?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
we did a few settlement offers afterwards and the last one was denied in October 2013, would this be counted on the statute of limitations, or does the clock start after missed payments only?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  Roger replied 2 months ago.

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Under Virginia law, the statute of limitation for a deed of trust is 10 years. Here is a link to the statute:

Thus, the lender is still within that timeframe to sue to recover the debt.

Expert:  Roger replied 2 months ago.

Thus, your best option is likely to try and settle the debt with the lender and avoid having a judgment rendered against you.