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Once I have a judgment, how long do I have to get my money?

The statute of limitations for small claims judgments for execution purposes is twenty years, and liens on those judgments exist for ten years. See Iowa Code sections 614.1(6), 624.23(1), 626.2 and 631.12. However, a judgment can be renewed by filing a new action. See Iowa Code section 614.3. Questions about statutes of limitation can be complicated, and you should talk to an attorney.

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