Civil Disputes

King Law’s attorneys in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina offer a variety of civil litigation services.

King Law Offices is known for excellence in the courtroom, characterized by aggressive pursuit of effective legal strategy and tactics, thorough knowledge of legal procedure, and powerful technological resources.

Our lawyers are experienced and successful in bringing lawsuits to conclusion. They have a highly credible track record in assisting client in their resolution of civil law suits in a timely manner.

King Law  is qualified and ready to help, whether you need to:

  • Settle a legal matter peaceably without involving the court system
  • go the distance for a rigorous trial
  • or, if you are somewhere in between or not certain where to turn.

All King Law Offices attorneys are actively involved in courtroom litigation and are knowledgeable in the broad range of civil legal matters including:

Does a civil judgment ever expire?

If you or someone you know has been sued, a civil judgment will be entered against you if you are found to be liable. A civil judgment is a decision from the court as to the outcome of a civil lawsuit. A civil judgment is usually for a specified amount of money in which the court determines the defendant owes to the plaintiff. On many occasions, the money judgment creates a lien on the real property of the person whom the judgment is against for a period of ten years. Therefore, a civil judgment does expire ten years after the day it was entered. However, there is an exception.

A civil judgment can be ‘renewed’ if the creditor files a complaint prior to the ten-year period ending. This simply creates a new judgment on the already existing liability from the previous judgment. If the judgment is renewed, it will be enforceable for another ten years. The judgment can only be renewed once. Therefore, after twenty years, the judgment will go away indefinitely.