I am 100% disabled veteran. I just now was notified that I had a judgment from a divorce in 2012. But they got the

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Customer: I am 100% disabled veteran. I just now was notified that I had a judgment from a divorce in 2012. But they got the judgement in 2017. The original debt was 6000 but the judgement was signed for 11500 and I called the creditor who has it and they say I owe them close to 18000. There’s no way I can pay that. I was trying to get my family a house but this showed up and now I’m stuck with no way of getting a house I was already approved for.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Virginia.
JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney about this? Or anyone in the chain of command?
Customer: No.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
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Hello there. My name Is ***** ***** I am an attorney licensed in three states. My firm is based in Chicago. I am happy to help you out here and I understand that legal issues can be quite frustrating. In communicating with me we are not creating an attorney client relationship. However I am happy to point you in the right direction and I’m happy to answer questions you have. Thanks!

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Okay. Did you see my original question?
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Stephen M. Esq., Expert

Likely with interest this is how the amount has grown I would imagine.

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IS the bank making you pay the judgement before giving you the money for the house?

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Because you have not responded I will try my best to answer this with the limited information provide. If there is a judgment AND the bank is making you clear this debt up first, you must do it.  There is only one way to remove this judgment and that is to ask the court to set it aside - which is not going to happen unless you can somehow prove to the court that you lack the means and the judgment is in some capacity unethical.  But since you are trying to buy a house that won't work.

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