In Indiana, the procedure is as follows:
In Indiana, before you can get to the defendant-debtor's property or assets, you need to file Proceedings Supplemental. Here, the debtor is ordered to appear in court and there's a hearing where he has to answer questions under oath about his ability to pay. The court will look at the debtor's financial condition and ask specific questions about where he works, where his bank accounts are located, and what types of personal property he owns and where it's located. Also, if you know the name and address of the defendant-debtor's employer, you can ask the court clerk to send a set of written questions to the employer (called "interrogatories"). The court can use the information given by the employer to determine if you can get some of the defendant's wages to pay your judgment.
After the hearing, the judge may order:
- The defendant-debtor to pay the judgment in full or in installments
- The defendant to give the court more information about his employment and income
- Garnishment of the defendant's earnings or bank accounts
- Execution against his personal property
If the defendant is ordered to appear in court and refuses to do so, you may ask the court to issue a body attachment. With this, the sheriff will arrest the defendant and he'll be held in jail until a new hearing can be held in the Proceedings Supplemental.
The court clerk can give the forms you need to file Proceedings Supplemental, or you may be able to get them online, depending on county in which you live.