Judgments are essentially lawsuits filed by a creditor that you owe money to. You generally can't get out of a judgment unless you go to court to fight it. You generally will have to pay a judgment willfully or by force to satisfy it. It will also show up on your credit report unless you dispute it to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus have 30 days to verify it or it will be removed from your credit report.
If the judgment names only one spouse as the judgment debtor it will not be entered on the non judgment spouse's credit report.
The credit bureaus and the original creditor that filed the judgment are the only ones that can remove it. You can contact the original creditor and try to negotiate removal of the judgment upon payment. You can also dispute the judgment to the credit bureaus and they have 30 days to verify the judgment or it must be removed from your credit report.
In NY State it will stay on your credit report for 5 years from the date filed. Most states are 7.
== == A judgment will remain on a credit report for the full 10 years. If it is paid it will still show on the report as "satisfied" or similar wording. The time is determined by the date the judgment is issued.
If it was not paid in full or settled, the judgment may have been renewed by the judgment holder. Most judgments are renewable and can be kept on a credit report for an undetermined amount of time.
Not if the debt was discharged in the bankruptcy. If the judgment was on the credit report before the bankruptcy was filed and/or was discharged in the bankruptcy, the entry will still remain on the CR for seven years.
You would only be able to write a derogatory letter if you a creditor who reports to the credit bureaus. If someone owes you money, you can go to court and file a judgment. This would show up on someones credit report, showing 'you' as the plantiff and the debtor as filed against. The judgment would remain on a credit report until the judgment is paid or falls off the credit report in seven years.
You can have a credit dispute, if the agency reporting the bad judgment does not get back with the company disputing the judgment within 30 days, it HAS to be removed from your credit report. Example: I filed bankruptcy(?) on a auto repo. and the company did not take it off my credit report, I had my credit card company do a credit dispute, they did not respond within 30 days, and it was removed from my credit report.
Credit bureaus contract agencies to search public records. The judgment is then reported to the credit bureau and the notation is placed in the file of the judgment debtor. False/mistaken judgment entries on credit reports are not uncommon and is a major reason why consumer's should check their report on a regular basis. A civil judgment is entered on a credit report 15 to 30 days after a court proceeding. If the judgment is in fact true in nature, you can negotiate with the creditor to pay them on different terms to keep the judgment off. If the judgment is not yours, you will need to find the state and county in which they were filed and dispute this information with all three credit bureaus.
Satisfied judgments do not get removed from a consumer's credit report until 7 years from the date they were filed. You might get lucky and the judgment be shielded from view 7 years after the original legal action was filed (once the satisfaction shows). It is possible, and legal, for the satisfaction to show for 7 full years from it's filing date (which may be different from the judgment filing date).