The Fair Credit Reporting Act mandates that judgements will stay on your credit report for 7 years or "until the governing statute of limitations has expired, whichever is the longer period.” Unpaid judgements can be renewed, potentially staying on your credit report indefinitely.
There is one exception: New York law mandates that paid judgements stay on your credit report for 5 years from the Date Of Last Activity (or DOLA).
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In some cases, we recommend speaking with a Credit Repair professional to analyze your credit report. It's so much less stress, hassle, and time to let professionals identify the reasons for your score drop.
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