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Good morning. I'm sorry to hear that you've been taken advantage of and lost money. A writ of garnishment is good only when the debtor has regular employment. Otherwise, you have to find out what assets he owns and obtain writs of execution against those assets so they may be seized and sold to satisfy your judgment. If he actually owns his home (which I doubt, or he wouldn't be laughing) then you have a lien on it. See: http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/judgment-liens-arizona-46822.html. THe property may be sold to satisfy the judgment, BUT the procedure for doing this is very complicated, and he will have certain exemptions. The same is true as to the vehicles. You have to know who holds the titles and then you can have them seized and sold by the sheriff. All in all, it's a difficult piece of legal work, and it is seldom done successfully by non-lawyers. You best chance at collecting is if the judgment lien is against his home and he wants to sell or mortgage it while the lien is in force.
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