Atlanta, Georgia (Findit) June 26, 2019 – A Georgia dispute resolution attorney at KPPB Law recently released a blog outlining the lifespan of a civil judgment. These judgements can eventually go dormant and must be revived to be properly resolved. A civil judgment is a ruling against the defendant in non-criminal legal matters. The defendant is often required to pay damages as a result, and the judgment will appear on their credit report in the future. Judgements are typically valid for a set period of time, depending on your state, during which the creditor can attempt to collect their damages. Some judgments are valid for as long as 20 years, while others span only five. This period typically begins on the date of the judgment or the date the creditor last tries to collect. After this point, the judgment is considered dormant and must be renewed before the creditor can collect their payment. Creditors must renew their judgments in order to extend the time during which they can receive their payment. If it is not renewed, it is considered lapsed. A judgment can also lapse if the creditor does not attempt to execute on it for a certain period of   Read more…