Good evening. Because you have a note, you need not prove up the underlying debt, you need only show the note has not been paid. Since they will not pay you voluntarily, you will need to file a suit against the borrower, including the amount of any court costs and legal fees. Then, when you get awarded a judgment in your favor, you can then have the sheriff serve a summons on them for a debtor examination. That forces them to meet you in court and answer questions under oath about their assets. After you obtain that information you have the power to attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property to satisfy the debt.
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