"I am unsure of whether or not I received any documents when I won my claim. Either way, I do not have them now. Is there a way that I can get a copy of my judgement and is that important for me to have?"
Visit your court house and ask to review your case file. Have a copy made of the judgment. Might as well get copies of all the documents in the file so you have your own records.
"Also, are there any other documents that I should have in my possession to prove that he owes me this money?"
Just the judgment should do it. Might get several certified copies if they do that. You'll probably need them.
"You said that the judgement is good for 20 years (renewable). What do you mean by renewable? Do you mean that I must renew my judgement? If so, how would I go about doing this?"
Here's some information about judgments and judgment revival.
You can look up Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) at www.findlaw.com
I was not able to find Colorado Rules of Court on line but I did find a reference to Rule 54(h) in a case citation. The case doesn't matter, but here's the rule quoted in the decision:
"Section 13-52-102(2), C.R.S. (2007), states that a judgment is considered satisfied twenty years after it is entered "unless revived as provided by law. C.R.C.P. 54(h) provides the only other law on the subject of revivalTo revive a judgment a motion shall be filed alleging the date of the judgment and the amount thereof which remains unsatisfied. Thereupon the clerk shall issue a notice requiring the judgment debtor to show cause within ten days after service thereof why the judgment should not be revived. The notice shall be served on the judgment debtor in conformity with rule 4. If the judgment debtor answer, any issue so presented shall be tried and determined by the court. A revived judgment must be entered within twenty years after the entry of the judgment which it revives . . . ."
There may be more to the rule, but you'll probably have to visit a law library to look it up.
At any rate, you have a lot of years left before you have to be concerned about reviving the judgment. However, it'd probably be a good idea to give yourself plenty of time (maybe a year before the deadline) to file for revival.
And I happened to come across the revival motion form:
Print that out or save it on your computer (or both), in case you need it in 13 years.
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