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Hello and thanks for submitting this question. Washington D.C. has a law like most states that says a civil judgment automatically constitutes a lien against any real estate that the judgment debtor owns in the district/county where the judgment is entered. The property cannot be sold or mortgaged without taking into account the judgment lien. Your attorneys apparently feel that it is not worthwhile at this point to obtain a writ of execution against your debtor's property, but that avenue is available. You have to take into account that you can only attach and levy against the person's equity in the property and if there isn't any, then you would be wasting time and money trying to execute against it.
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