What is the Statute of Limitations in Tennessee for debt lawsuits

I purchased a sofa approximately 10 years ago. I paid on the sofa and then remarried. My husband advised me that he was taking care of this and I assumed he did since I have heard nothing from it in several years. In the mean time, I was divorced and moved. The house remained in my husband's name. I was in the house today and was served with court papers where I was being sued for the sofa. Is there a statute of limitations on a purchase like this from being sued---in Tennessee. Also, should I not be able to contact the agents for the furniture store and work out a settlement on this debt?

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Nov 21, 2011
What is the Statute of Limitations in Tennessee for debt lawsuits
by: Debtcollectionanswers

The statute of limitations (SOL) on the debt you owe for your couch is 6 years according to my sources, which means that the SOL has expired and so you can no longer be sued for the money. However, the business you bought the couch from or a collection agency can continue to contact you about the debt. If they do, do NOT admit that you owe the debt or offer to pay any money on the debt and this includes offering to settle the debt. Why? Because if you do, you will start the statute of limitations on the debt running all over again, which means that for the next six years, you will vulnerable to being sued for the money again.

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