There are two main collection tools that you can use: garnishments and executions. Garnishments can be used to get assets that are in the possession of third parties, like money in a bank account or wages. Executions can be used to get assets that are in the possession of the judgment debtor, like real property or vehicles. The forms for executions and garnishments are available online.
The hardest part of your situation is locating the assets. The best place to start is by looking in the recorder of deeds office for the city and surrounding counties. If the person owns any real property, you should be able to get information about the property at the recorder's office.
I have handled several judgment collection efforts. There are a lot of quirky rules about how to file garnishments and executions correctly. Best case scenario: You should contact some attorneys to see whether anyone would be willing to take on your case and handle the collections efforts on your behalf.
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