This is a collections question, not a criminal defense question. Put it into the collections forum. I will try to do that for you .
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We are lawyers not divinators or bookies, thus we don't quote odds.
Still, were I a betting man then I'd wager that If he does not have an estate, sadly, your odds are about 0%.
Perhaps VA has a crimes' victim's trust fund like FL does.
I'll leave that to my VA colleagues to address.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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It depends on the debtor's financial circumstances. For example, the debt may be enforced against the debtor's real estate. You should also make a claim on the estate. You should contact a collections lawyer as soon as possible.
Now is the time to consult with a qualified Collections Attorney. Use the Find a lawyer tab above to locate one, then schedule an appointment to meet with the Attorney. Most people who obtain substantial judgments such as the one you have indicated take certain steps to protect their claim. For instance many jurisdictions allow judgments to be docketed in such a fashion that they become a lien on the real property owed by the Judgment Debtor. If there is a Probate Estate for the decedent, you will have to assert a claim against the Estate. Clearly this is not a situation that you want to rely on a public forum for direction. There's enough at stake that it warrants retaining an Attorney to review your Judgment and the relevant details of the Judgment Debtor to determine the appropriate course of action to take. Don't delay, act today! Best of Luck.
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Unless you perfected some sort of lien, and assuming the guy had assets, your odds or collecting are virtually nil.
You may need to record your judgment in the appropriate courts land records office and or file a claim against the decadents estate. Given the amount of money involved, you definitely want to consult a local collections attorney to figure out your best options.
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