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PA Judgments Must Be Revived

access_time Posted on: December 27th, 2021

Preserve your rights by reviving your judgment.

A “judgment holder” or “judgment creditor” is the person or entity that obtains a judgment against a “judgment debtor.”  The ultimate goal of many lawsuits is to win a monetary judgment against the other party.  

However, the judgment holder might not automatically receive payment once a judgment has been obtained.  In Pennsylvania, there are certain requirements for reviving a judgment in order to ensure that you do not lose your rights as a judgment holder.  A judgment issued by a Magisterial District Justice or MDJ expires after 5 years if nothing is done. A judgment at the county Court of Common Pleas ceases to be effective after 20 years and may be overtaken by someone else’s judgment after 5 years if nothing is done.

Reviving a judgment in Pennsylvania can be somewhat routine but there are some specific requirements that must be followed in order to ensure that the judgment is not lost. For help with judgment revival questions and other litigation issues, contact Attorney Hunter Schenck at [email protected] or use the Contact Us Form to set up a consultation with Attorney Schenck.

CGA Law Firm Attorney; Hunter Schenk

Hunter B. Schenck


Hunter B. Schenck provides legal services to individuals and businesses in the area of litigation.

Hunter has participated in multiple bench and jury trials while working at CGA Law Firm in both a solo and co-counsel capacity. She enjoys the opportunity to enter the courtroom and wants to help her clients obtain the best outcome for each case.

Hunter is ranked as 2021 Super Lawyer Rising Star. She is an active member of the York County Bar Association and serves as a member of the Social, Membership, and Law Day Committees. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the York County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and a member of the Herbert Cohen Inn of Court. Hunter was a member of the 2015, 2017, and 2019 Bar Stools Casts.

Hunter may be reached directly at (717) 718-3950 or by email: [email protected].

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