You should post this question in the probate section because you will have to file some sort of claim in the probate estate.
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You need to determine how title to his apartments were held. You also need to file a creditor's claim against his estate and/or trust. Have you reduced your award to a judgment? You may want to consider placing a lien on his property. You really need a civil attorney familiar with probate, or a Probate litigation attorney. A general property attorney may not have enough experience to deal with the civil aspects of your claim.
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You have a claim against his ESTATE, if he has one. The potential problem I see is that there may not be an estate, if all of the assets were jointly owned between spouses. If that is the case, it is likely you will not be able to collect the balance of your judgment. I would review this with a probate attorney who can help you investigate further to determine how best to proceed. Most attorneys offer a free initial consultation.
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