Judgments do not last forever. Pay close attention to start and end dates if you have received a judgment from the court. The statute of limitations begins at different times depending upon which state your judgment has been rendered. This is very important because a lapsed judgment can become void and unenforceable. An unenforceable judgment is a waste of your time because after all that time in court and filing paperwork you are back at where you started. Avoid a lapsed judgment by enforcing your judgment as quickly as you can. Debtors are clever and will do everything in their power to avoid responsibility.