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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.  […]

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 […]

Bank Account Searches are Not Permissible

When a couple is going through a divorce; or when executors or personal representatives are trying to determine the assets and liabilities of the deceased; or when an injured party and their attorney are seeking recovery or a judgment against someone as a result of damages caused by an accident; or before a company is to hire a key employee; conducting an asset search is critical. The scope of what a subject owns or owes is what is provided through a comprehensive asset search.

Asset Searches and Attorney Due Diligence

You are a personal injury lawyer. Your client has significant damages. The insurance policy is or may be insufficient to make your client whole. What are your obligations to your client?   The first and most important step is to determine whether the tortfeasor has any additional assets that your client can attach through some […]

Due Diligence and Conducting An Asset Search

Any attorney that handles personal injury cases will be the first to tell you how important it is to conduct an asset search before settling a case for the insured’s policy limits, especially when the damages or injuries to the client exceed that amount. If the attorney fails to conduct the asset search on behalf […]

Why Personal Injury Attorneys Must Satisfy Their Due Diligence by Conducting an Asset Search.

For those of you who are employed in the personal injury profession, conducting a thorough asset search is critical in protecting yourself from a potential lawsuit from your own client someday.  Many times there may be insufficient insurance to make your client whole. Before you settle their claim, a quick asset search can satisfy your […]

Personal Injury Attorneys and Asset Searches

If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable tool in both pre and post litigation. Often is the case when a personal injury attorney has a client with severe injuries and an insurance policy with inadequate coverage. The question then becomes whether to […]

Why Personal Injury Attorneys Must Satisfy Their Due Diligence by Conducting an Asset Search.

For those of you who are employed in the personal injury profession, conducting a thorough asset search is critical in protecting yourself from a potential lawsuit from your own client someday.  Many times there may be insufficient insurance to make your client whole. Before you settle their claim, a quick asset search can satisfy your […]

Divorce Attorneys and Asset Searches

  If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable tool in divorce. Before you enter into discovery, or accept your adversary’s financial statement, shouldn’t you be certain that all assets are declared? What happens to an attorney who fails to inform the client […]

Judgments, Liens & Bankruptcy Searches

When choosing a new business partner or vendor for your company, shouldn’t you be fully aware of their financial health? Also, when proceeding with a lawsuit, isn’t it important to verify if the subject has sufficient assets or outstanding liabilities to decide whether it is even cost effective to proceed with an action? By conducting […]
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