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Asset Searches for Investors

  If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable pre-investment tool for an investor, partnership, joint venture or other business entity before they enter into a contract. Often is the case when an investor or attorney has a client that is about to […]

Bank Account Searches, are They Permissible or Not?

You should be very cautious when someone is offering to provide bank account search, especially if you are an attorney requesting the information on behalf of your client.

ASSET SEARCH DUE DILIGENCE

“CYA” or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation to those of you who are employed in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. For to satisfy ones due diligence is like buying fire insurance…in that you hope that you never need it but you’re dam glad you bought […]

Bank Account Searches

Lawyers and other professionals contact our office every day and ask whether it is permissible for an asset search company or private investigator to conduct bank, stock, bond or mutual fund account searches on a subject. The short answer is “no.” Not only is conducting a bank, stock, bond, or mutual fund search considered to […]

Why Conducting an Asset Search is Critical in any Personal Injury Case.

There is never a perfect personal injury case. Sometimes you have clear liability and a serious and well documented injury, but limited or minimal insurance coverage. It’s like playing the slots in Vegas, you get two but not the three lemons needed win. If that is the case, every personal injury attorney has an obligation […]

WHY AND WHEN TO CONDUCT AN ASSET SEARCH

Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature of a defendant or potential defendant’s assets and liabilities- who is at fault for a motor vehicle accident or […]

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

The division of assets and liabilities can be one of the most difficult tasks in a divorce today.  Many people commit to marriage without a Pre-Nuptial Agreement or without substantial knowledge of their fiancé’s financial standing. Then when the couple find themselves in a divorce down the line, there can be confusion, fighting and an […]

Asset Searches and Collection of Child Support

If you are one of the many individuals in this country not receiving the child support that is due to you and you are struggling to make a decent living for yourself and your children as a result of this issue, conducting an asset search on the obligor or deadbeat parent is the first place […]

Conducting an Asset Search: Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need an asset search? Are you going through a divorce and suspecting that your spouse is hiding or omitting assets from you? Are you an executor or personal representative of an estate who is trying to figure out what assets the deceased owned or what bills are outstanding? Are you contemplating filing […]

What Can be Discovered Through an Asset Search in lieu of Bank Account Information?

Since the Financial Services Modernization Act was signed into law on November 12, 1999, it is no longer permissible to obtain bank account information from either banks or bank customers by the use of false pretense. We have been repeatedly asked the question: if I can’t get the bank account information, should I even bother to conduct an asset search?