Difficult Asset Search2018-11-01T17:50:38+00:00

Difficult Asset Search


Do you need to determine the financial status of an individual or business for the purposes of a lawsuit? Are you looking for an in-depth report on a subject’s full financial portrait including bank accounts, investment and retirement accounts.

Nationwide Investigations Division employs a team of innovative investigators who leave no stone unturned when uncovering an individual’s or a business hidden assets.

We conduct thorough searches for all matters such as divorces, judgements, litigation, probate, business and investment due diligence.  

Individual Debtors

When searching assets on individual debtors we make sure to cover a range of financial holdings such as:

  • Financial Accounts (Bank, Brokerage, Investment Accounts)
  • Tangible Assets (Real Property, Motor Vehicles, Aircraft, Boats)
  • Business Interests, Shell Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

When conducting nationwide searches for financial accounts, bank, brokerage and retirement accounts we make sure to cover the following areas:

  • Account Type(s)
  • Name and Address of Financial Institution
  • Approximate Balance (bank Accounts)
  • Approximate Portfolio Value (Investment and Retirement Accounts)

If the judgement debtor is a business, then corporate assets and revenue sources must be explored such as:

  • Business Bank Accounts
  • Company Benefit, Retirement and Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Tangible Assets: Real Estate, Vehicles, Financed Equipment, Aircraft
  • Securities Filings (Public Stock Offerings and Private Placements)
  • Corporate Credit (UCC Financing Statements, Bankruptcies, Liens and Judgments)

Litigation Support

When conducting Asset Searches for Litigation Support Pre-litigation asset searches enable clients to evaluate their potential for successful financial recovery against individuals and business defendants.

The scope of an asset search during pre-litigation or settlement negotiations can include the following areas of assets and liabilities:

  • Financial Accounts
    (Personal and Business Bank Accounts, Brokerage Portfolios, Mutual Fund Accounts, Retirement Accounts, etc.)
  • Tangible Assets
    (Real Property, Motor Vehicles, Aircraft and Boats)
  • Business Interests
    (Including Shell Corporations and Special-Purpose Limited Liability Companies)
  • Debt Profile
    (Bankruptcies, Litigation, Liens, Judgments, Mortgages, Financing Statements, Foreclosures and Collection Suits)

Divorce Cases

In locating assets for divorce cases our team recognizes the complex nature and particularly when one party fails to report income or assets. Resolving such matters is more complicated when a divorce involves business owners, high-net-worth individuals, and families with personal trusts or foreign holdings. The most contentious cases often involve allegations of hidden assets and outright fraud.

The typical scope of a divorce asset search includes:

  • Personal Financial Accounts
    (Bank, Brokerage, and Investment Accounts)
  • Tangible Assets
    (Real Property, Motor Vehicles, Aircraft and Boats)
  • Business Interests
    (Including Shell Corporations and Special-Purpose Limited Liability Companies)

Probate Matters

For probate matters, we conduct asset searches that cover an extensive range of financial accounts and tangible assets. The general areas of our investigations include:

  • Financial Accounts (Bank, Brokerage, Mutual Fund and Retirement Accounts)
  • Tangible Assets (Real Property, Motor Vehicles, Aircraft, Boats)
  • Business Interests (Including Private Companies, Shell Corporations, and Special-Purpose LLCs)
  • Personal/Family Trusts
  • Life Insurance Policies and Annuity Contracts

Business or Corporate

The most common areas of investigation in a commercial asset search include the following:

  • Business Bank Accounts
  • Company Benefit, Retirement and Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Real Estate, Vehicles and Financed Equipment
  • Identification of Principals, Parent Company, Subsidiaries and Affiliates
  • Corporate Credit Profile (Bankruptcies, Liens, Judgments and Financing)
  • Securities Filings
  • Fraudulent Transfers

Investment Due Diligence

Investors are advised to conduct due diligence on potential investment opportunities before making a commitment of capital. We prepare detailed financial dossiers on parties involved in potential deals, so investors can make informed decisions based on confirmed facts and figures – not hunches.

The specific scope of a pre-investment investigation depends on the nature of the deal and the players involved. It can include the following areas of investigation:

  • Verification of Capital, Collateral and Financial Accounts
  • Investigation of Registered/Unregistered Offering of Securities
  • Professional Profiles of Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisor
  • Confirmation of Business Operations and Corporate Legal Status
  • Benefit, Pension, Retirement and Profit-Sharing Plans
  • Litigation, Bankruptcies, Liens, Judgments
  • Real Property – Commercial, Agricultural and Residential
  • Fleet Vehicles, Financed Equipment, Aircraft and Other Tangible Assets
  • Identification of Corporate Parent, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates
  • Review of Securities Filings, Public Offerings and Private Placements
  • Credit Profile and Financing Information

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