AofA award payment

If a person is taken to court for AofA and is found guilty and the plaintiff is awarded an award, then what do they consider when looking at how that person can pay the award (or do they care?) Can they make a person sell their house or car to pay? This person has no assets other than her house and she is a single mom. She has an older car ('97) and has less than $500.00 in her savings account. She is wondering if she will have to get a cash advance from a credit card or if she’ll have to refinance her home to pay off the suit.