If a debt was never paid on the divorce settlement from 35 years ago, can I still collect?
Question Details: It was for $10,000 divorce. My ex-spouse refused to pay and I just plain let it slip. I was making good money and I just failed to pursue it.
If it is a 35 year old debt, it is too old to take legal action to enforce: even the longest potentially applicable "statute of limitations" (or time period within which you must sue) in your state, that for enforcing a jugment, is only 20 years. You can ask for payment, and maybe it will be voluntarily made; but if not, you do not appear to have recourse.
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