Thanks for your follow up. Since his friend will not pay the debt voluntarily, he should file suit. Since the debt is in excess of the small claims court limit in KY ($2500), he will need to file this is a civil district court. The suit will give him the leverage and collection
options he needs. Once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor, and if the losing party doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. That forces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer questions under oath about the losing party's assets
. After that information is obtained, the judgment creditor has the power to garnish wages, attach bank accounts, and/or have the sheriff seize other property
to satisfy the judgment.
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