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Statute of limitations Other Debt

Discussion in 'Other Debt, Collection, Garnishment' started by zb24601, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. zb24601

    zb24601 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    What is the statute of limitations for debt in Virginia?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Statute of limitations allow a certain amount of time after which a lawsuit may no longer be filed and a collector may no longer collect against a debt from a consumer.

    Virginia sets a time period during which an account remains open, and no payment is made on the account, a collector has a statute of limitations of 3 years from the date of last payment or last charge for goods or services rendered on the account to file suit against a consumer.

    If a debt is based on a written contract (non-Uniform Commercial Code) the statute of limitation period is 5 years.

    Domestic judgments, or those obtained in a Virginia court of law have a collection period of 10 years and may be extended for a long as 20 years.

    While foreign judgments, or any judgments of a court where the debt did not originally occur, also have a collection period of 10 years but may not be renewed or extended.

    Hope that answers your question.
     

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