If I move to another state, does the Statue of limitations on debt collection limits change even if all the debt was acquired in my former sate of residence?

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If I move to another state, does the Statue of limitations on debt collection limits change even if all the debt was acquired in my former sate of residence?

Asked on June 11, 2015 under Bankruptcy Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The statute of limitations depends on the law of the state in which you sued, not the state in which the cause of action. So the statute of limitations in your case will be based on where the lawsuit against is filed (assuming that some lawsuit is filed), which could be your former or your current state, at the option of the creditor or collection agency filing.


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