How long are you responsible for a past debit? 4 Answers as of December 20, 2013

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SmithMarco, P.C.
SmithMarco, P.C. | Larry P. Smith
It depends on the type of debt. Basically, then the time to sue you (what is called the "statute of limitations") runs out, you can avoid ever having to pay the debt.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 12/20/2013
Kirby G. Moss PC | Kirby G. Moss
Again, the Statute of Limitations for most debts is 6 years.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 12/20/2013
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C.
James T. Weiner & Associates, P.C. | James T. Weiner
They must sue you within 6 years, if they sue and get a judgment the judgment is good for 10 years and can be renewed.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/20/2013
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC
The Law Office of Darren Aronow, PC | Darren Aronow
Most credit card debts are 6 years, but longer if they get a judgment.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/19/2013
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