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Probating an Estate and uncovering assets

The individual (or bank or trust company) that is appointed to settle the estate of the testator under a will is called an executor or personal representative.  If there is no will, a person, usually a family member, will be appointed to deal with the decedent’s estate, and the appointed person is called an administrator.  […]

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 […]

Post-Asset Search Legal Tools

Conducting an asset search on a subject is the first step for businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Most thorough asset searches cost less than $300.00 and provide existing assets of a subject such as what they own for real estate and other personal assets, together with the liabilities that […]

The Skinny on Bank Account Searches

  Short Answer: As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a lawyer, individual, asset search company or private investigator to conduct bank, stock, bond or mutual fund account […]

Your Spouses Assets, What You Need to Know in a Divorce.

If you are going through a divorce, or if you are currently considering a divorce, you know that income and asset issues will be paramont. From dividing marital assets and liabilities, to deciding alimony and child support, money issues will take the center stage. The key to achieving a fair and reasonable settlement between your […]

ASSET SEARCHES ASIDE FROM BANK ACCOUNT SEARCHES

Bank Account Searches

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 […]

To Sue or Not to Sue?

It is not always easy to make a decision when it comes to filing a lawsuit against a debtor. Before one can choose whether or not to sue, they should know whether the debtor has sufficient assets to secure payment or if the debtor has existing liabilities, judgments, and liens. The simplest and most comprehensive […]

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?

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 […]
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