Never give up. Try a back door approach. - Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA NV
Posted by Dr. Craig Whisler CA NV on September 21, 2003 at 09:23:09:
Admittedly this one is a long shot but I would check it out if I were you.
Check your county records to learn if she has any judgments against her. If she does, check to see if she has any leviable assets. If it is affirmative on both you might buy one of the judgments at a NICE discount (meaning 25 cents on the dollar or less) and then have your sheriff attach the assets and hold a sale. You might get lucky and surprise the daylights out of her, when a tow truck passes by with your (her former) car on the hook. I NEVER give up when someone snookers me.
I’ve been chasing one guy for 28 years now and I think I just about have him. He is a judgment-proof, penniless deadbeat and has been all of his life but I keep renewing my judgment every 10 years. I found out that his elderly mother owns a house in another county and recorded my judgment there too. Guess what? He is an only child and mon is about to croak anyday. My judgment will attach to the house he inherits and because it is about a 75 year old house in a small rural town, I calculate that with 28 years interest at 10%per year, compounded, I will not only get ALL of the house but he will still owe me some, and I will still chase him, right to the grave. Boy is he going to be surprised when I inherit his mom’s house. :~)
Then I’ll still look to see if he had any estate hidden from view when he dies and try to collect the remainder from it, if possible.
Ian, I am a former debt collector. You don’t want to owe ME money. I find the chase very stimulating.