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Art. 2031.  Revival of judgments

A.  A money judgment may be revived at any time before it prescribes by an interested party by the filing of an ex parte motion brought in the court and suit in which the judgment was rendered.  The filing of the motion to revive interrupts the prescriptive period applicable to the judgment.  The motion to revive judgment shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the holder and owner of the judgment, stating that the original judgment has not been satisfied.  A judgment shall thereupon be rendered reviving the original judgment.  No citation or service of process of the motion to revive shall be required.  The court may order the judgment debtor to pay additional court costs and reasonable attorney fees in connection with the judgment revival action.  Notice of signing of the judgment of revival shall be mailed by the clerk of court to the judgment debtor at his last known address as reflected in the suit record.

B.  At any time after the signing of the judgment of revival, the judgment debtor may, by contradictory motion, have the judgment of revival annulled, upon showing that the judgment which has been revived was in fact satisfied prior to the signing of the judgment of revival.  If the judgment debtor proves that the judgment has been satisfied prior to the filing of the motion to revive the judgment, the holder or owner of the judgment shall pay all court costs, fees, and attorney fees incurred by the judgment debtor in opposing the ex parte order of revival and the cancellation of the judgment from the mortgage records.

Acts 2003, No. 806, §1; Acts 2005, No. 205, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2006.

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