You are correct about the payments caused the statute of limitations
to restart. You are 100% correct that the statute does not start until he gives you the last payment, that payment could be $100, $5, $1, $.50 or $594. It does not matter. You would have to at least prove that a payment was made to you. That could be by your testimony
, better evidence would be testimony of another person, a receipt, a ledger where you recorded the payment or something similar.
Once you prove that the statute of limitations has not expired then it will be the obligation of the estate of the debtor to prove that the debt was paid off or how much is still owed.
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