01-24-2013 04:11 PM
I've heard different things on this, so I'm wondering what the statute of limitations is for credit card debt in interstate situations. This is regarding a credit card company, that I believe is headquartered in Delaware. At the time I applied for and used the card, I was in Massachusetts. I stopped paying when I lost my job and couldn't even pay my mortgage in 2009. I then moved to, and now live in, Florida. The debt has been sold off to a collection company based in Nevada. Each state, Delaware, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Florida, has a different statute of limitations for how long I can be sued to get a judgement against me for the debt. I'm wondering which states' statutes is the one that applies to this limit. I'm guessing it's Florida, but I'm not even sure if they have to sue me in Florida or they can somewhere else. I've also heard that the Florida statute only starts ticking once I'm actually in the state, so since I moved here only 2 years ago, even though the debt hasn't been paid for about 4 now, I still have 3 years that they can sue for it here since the SoL is 5 years?
01-24-2013 05:00 PM
I don't think I ever physically signed anything, just online apped for it. I could be wrong though. It would be Massachusetts then I guess is where I was when I filled out the app for them. If they were going to sue me for it though, would they file suit in Mass, or in Florida where I currently live?
01-24-2013 05:00 PM
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