however he is basically hiding, I contracted a company to find him and search for his assets, this company hasn't been able to find anything (I think I am getting the run around) what else can I do?
Hire local debt collection counsel who work on a contingency so they are motivated to find assets that may be difficult to unearth.
Hire an independent private investigator. A lot depends on what information you are able to provide them.
No collection attorney will take a case unless the likelihood of collecting is significant.
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There is no law against hiding from debt collection (there are rules and laws related to fraud, but hiding and fraud are different things). As already suggested, you could hire a private investigator. Beyond that, you should consult with a local attorney to discover your other potential remedies or options.
Without location information there is little that an attorney could do to help you.
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