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You would want to file suit against the individual's estate. This is not necessarily simple (especially if the assets have been dissolved and sold by the wife), but you can pursue them, including use of the "Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act" which allows you to pursue assets that have been transferred to 3rd parties.
But, in reality, you may be able to make a more reasonable claim by going directly to the widow and making a claim for the money that she received from the sale of the business assets.
Short of filing a lawsuit, you can try to mediate the dispute with them - contact your local bar association and request referrals to mediators, a third party neutral can often help you reach a mutually agreeable resolution. Use the bar association's referrals to contact a mediator or two, the mediator will then contact the other party to set up a mediation session, and you can go from there - hopefully resulting in a formal or written settlement agreement, and save yourself the time and expense of litigation.