How do I find out if I have any Judgements against me in Alabama?
You can still check with the court, or get in touch with our firm (1-205-879-2447), and see if there is a judgment against you.
When does a judgment become worthless in Alabama?
After 20 years, Alabama judgments become worthless. Judgments becomes liens on the judgment debtor’s real property in the county in which a certificate of judgment lien is filed. Liens last only as long as the underlying judgment lasts.
Can you collect on a judgment lien in Alabama?
(For more background information on liens on property and judgments in general, check out Nolo’s articles Collect Your Court Judgment with a Real Estate Lien and Can You Collect Your Judgment?) What kind of property is subject to a judgment lien under Alabama law?
Where to go for judgment enforcement in Alabama?
Alabama uses the word parishes, which means the same as counties. Alabama has three civil courts that address judgment enforcement matters. If the judgment amount is less than $3,000, you will be in the Small Claims court. If the judgment amount is less than $10,000, you will be in District court.
Can You domesticate a judgment into Alabama law?
You can domesticate a judgment into Alabama (meaning you can enforce it as if the judgment was awarded in Alabama).
Can a judgment lien be attached to real estate in Alabama?
In Alabama, a judgment lien can be attached to the debtor’s real estate — meaning a house, condo, land, or similar kind of property interest — or to the debtor’s personal property — things like jewelry, art, antiques, and other valuables. How does a creditor go about getting a judgment lien in Alabama?
Is there Statute of limitations on default judgment in Alabama?
But whichever approach is most appropriate, just make sure you do respond so there is no default judgment. You should tell the court in your response that the statute of limitations has expired on this case. In Alabama your time limit is 14 days in Small Claims, 14 days in District Court, and 30 days in Circuit Court in Alabama.
Can a property lien be used to collect a judgment?
In Alabama, a property lien can be used to collect a court judgment. Here’s how it works. Please answer a few questions to help us match you with attorneys in your area. By clicking “Submit,” you agree to the Martindale-Nolo Texting Terms.
What happens when a lawyer files a judgment against you?
When all else fails, the matter is turned over to a lawyer. That lawyer files a lawsuit and gets a judgment against you for the specific purpose of getting you to make payments. The judgment becomes a matter of public record, and is indexed with the clerk of the court.