Thank you, friend.
Right, you do need a court order. One cannot simply file a writ and go after the property.
Once you have a judgment, there are several ways to enforce it:
1) Garnishment of 25% of any wages;
2) Levy of a financial account;
3) Lien on any titled property; and/or
4) Attachment of non-exempt property for auctioning off for satisfaction of judgment.
It sounds like you are interested in the last one. See here
and scroll down to Other Types of Levies
. You'd need a Writ of Execution - see here
One files the execution writ, serves the other party, and has a court hearing. If he denies having the item(s), have with you a copy of the Craigslist ad to show that he does. The Court would then make him state where it is under threat of contempt, and once it is located, it may be seized.
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