Judgment Revival Law & Legal Definition


Judgment revival means revival or renewal of a judgment. Parties can revive judgments for additional time periods. Usually, judgments recorded as liens against real property expire after a fixed number of years. The transfer and judgment revival had the effect of benefiting the defendant by giving him/her a lien judgment position that s/he did not previously enjoy or hold.

The following is an example of a state law on judgment revival:

In the state of Alabama, judgment revival barred after 20 years. “A judgment cannot be revived after the lapse of 20 years from its entry.”[Code of Ala. § 6-9-190].