Judgments are not enforceable forever and are limited by the statute of limitations. In some cases, judgments can be extended indefinitely if a debtor continues to evade paying what they owe, but these circumstances only occur in certain states. View our list of the statute of limitations in every state. After knowing when the statute of limitations ends, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the judgment extension process of your state. Debtors will avoid paying and time will fly by quicker than anticipated. Don’t allow your judgment to lapse and become unenforceable because you forgot to file for an extension.