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You can ask the court in which your judgment was entered to hold a "judgment debtor exam".
When a judgment debtor refuses/fails to respond, the judge can force them into court at your request and force them to answer questions under oath about their assets.
During the exam, you can ask where they bank and which accounts they have.
You can then freeze and levy those accounts.
The first step should be going to the clerk of court and asking the procedure for requesting a judgment debtor exam. Usually, this is done through a written motion/request. In your request, you should inform the court that the judgment debtor has thus far failed/refused to respond to written requests for information.
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