There are many reasons why a person or company is entitled to certain assets of an individual or a company. In some cases, it is simply a matter of satisfying a debt. There may also be a civil suit that you are contemplating or one that you have already won a judgment for. You may be thinking about going through a divorce, and want to know if your spouse has assets that you’re are entitled to split in a divorce settlement. Whatever your particular situation is, there are certain things to consider to increase your chances of success.

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Identify Assets of a Party You are Suing 

In most situations, this will be your first step. However, asset searches can be unfruitful for those who are not familiar with the process. A private investigation firm with a lot of experience in recovering assets is the best path to take. We have the experience needed to know where and how to look for assets. In most cases, these assets will not be readily apparent. If someone thinks they are about to be sued, they may begin to hide their assets. To prevent this from happening, you should identify assets prior to a lawsuit. However, an asset search by our professional investigators can find hidden assets when you are seeking to satisfy a judgment too.

Identify Assets for the Purpose of Collecting on Debt

Using the legal process to collect on a debt can be expensive; this is why it is essential to have an asset search done by our firm. If there are insufficient assets to recover your legal expenses and get enough of a return for your time, then it is best to know this in advance. On the other hand, it may be the case that the debtor has an ability to pay the debt, but is only attempting to skirt his or her obligations by hiding assets. If they have the ability to pay, we will find these assets, and let you know what they are. You can decide the best course of action to take.

Identify Your Spouse’s Assets

If you are thinking about a divorce, it is a good idea to hire our private investigation firm. That is, if you are the least bit suspicious about the total assets your spouse has. This is something you need to do before you suggest a divorce. At the first mention of the word divorce, many men and women begin to stash away assets in a variety of places. We, however, know all of the tricks used and can conduct a thorough asset search, and we are able to do this in a discreet way, so your spouse will never know that it was done. Asset searches can also be done during a divorce proceeding. Private investigation firms such as ours routinely work with divorce attorneys to run an asset search.

The important thing to keep in mind is that you should always do an asset investigation first, and then decide how to proceed with the knowledge that is discovered. Of course, this asset search should be done by a professional investigation firm, and this is one of the important services that we offer to the public. Contact us today, and tell us what type of assets you are searching for as well as the reason for doing it, and we can let you know how our services can help you.


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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.