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mitchel737

Guest
What is the name of your state? Texas

If I have had a judgement filed against me, and I file bankruptcy........does that wipe out the judgement?

Please advise!
 


Ladynred

Senior Member
Not exactly. It will wipe out the debt that caused the judgment. To get rid of the judgment itself, you'll have to go thru a bit more paperwork and legal expense to get it vacated.
 
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typhoon

Guest
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Not quite understand your responded, if you filed for bankruptcy and it was discharged. For example: You have a judgment on June 2000, and you filed for bankruptcy and it was discharged on "maybe" September 2000, should the judgment be vacated.

Typhoon
 

Ladynred

Senior Member
The judgement is NOT vacated automatically by the discharge.

The discharge is FEDERAL law, a judgment is CIVIL - you're in 2 different ball parks here. Once you have your discharge, you have to file a motion with the court that issued the judgment to have the judgment vacated. This means that your attorney has to file additional papers with the court that granted the judgment and you'll have to pay him extra for that time and the filing fees.
 

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