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Removing Civil Judgement

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Removing Civil Judgement

I am anxiously awaiting my Satisfaction of Debt letter to come in the mail this week so that I can take it to the Clerk Of Courts office to have the civil judgment attached to it removed from my credit reports.  I am hoping that once this is done, my scores will be high enough to get approved for a mortgage.  The judgment appears as my last "missed payment" on my credit reports dating to September of 2016, other than that, I am late payment free for over a year, so that part should be good for my mortgage.  My question is, once the judgement is removed from my credit reports, will the late payment notation also be removed or will that somehow stick around?  Also, I know it varies, but does anyone have any experience with how much I can expect my score to increase?  Given that it is more recent (less than a year old), I would expect that it could be a decent jump...

FICO8 Scores as of 8/8/17: EQ-643 TU-644 EX-629
Current FICO8 Scores as of 11/7/17: EQ-675 TU-658 EX-652
Current Mortgage Scores: EQ-686 TU-677 EX-641
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Valued Contributor

Re: Removing Civil Judgement

If the judgment is your only public record on your credit reports, you may see a large bump in FICO but it also depends on what your FICO score is.

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Regular Contributor

Re: Removing Civil Judgement

It is the only public record. FICO scores are currently ranging in the mid to upper 500s.
FICO8 Scores as of 8/8/17: EQ-643 TU-644 EX-629
Current FICO8 Scores as of 11/7/17: EQ-675 TU-658 EX-652
Current Mortgage Scores: EQ-686 TU-677 EX-641