It has been estimated that there may be as many as fifty million void judgments on file in America's courthouses.
- "Void" means having no legal force or validity; null.
- A judgment entered by a court is void if a court lacks jurisdiction over the parties or subject matter of a lawsuit.
- Lack of jurisdiction over the parties usually means that somebody wasn't served properly.
- Lack of subject matter jurisdiction means the matter was brought in the wrong court, or certain necessary facts weren't there.
- Judgments are void if the record shows fraud, a jurisdictional failing, or inconsistency with due process.
- A void judgment can be attacked and "vacated" either in the same court or in another court.
"Vacate" means basically "cancel," "annul" from the beginning, as if it never was.
- Generally, there is no statue of limitations on vacating void judgments!
If you or someone you know have lost property, liberty or family as the result of a sham proceeding, it CAN be vacated.
If you have a judgment against you that you think is void, then please
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See also our article on Attacking a Void Judgment
See also our Seminar Package on Getting Relief from Void Judgments