hidden assetsIt is easy enough to file a lawsuit against someone, and it is somewhat easy to get an idea of how much it will cost you to sue someone. You can also get a general idea of how good your case is and the chances of success. All of this can be done by consulting an attorney. The problem is collecting the money awarded by a judge after you win the case. No one can collect on a judgment unless assets are identified. We can identify assets for you first, and then you can determine if the lawsuit is worth the effort. The following are a few areas we investigate to identify assets.

Assets Hidden By Corporate Names

One way people hide their assets is through corporate names. It is not difficult to create a corporation, and then funnel wealth through the corporation. Often land holdings can be in a corporate name rather than an individual’s name. This corporate veil can be thick, but we can penetrate it to find hidden wealth. In some cases, there can be a complex relationship between several corporations that is designed to conceal an individual’s wealth. We can unlock the shroud covering these hidden assets.

Offshore Assets

It is common for people to hide their wealth in offshore accounts in tax havens such as those found in the Caribbean nations or to keep money in Swiss accounts. They believe that their assets cannot be traced and will not be found by anyone attempting to sue them. This is true for the average person, but we have the skills needed to locate assets outside of the United States. Once identified, these assets may be sufficient to make a lawsuit worth both the time and money to pursue.

Hidden Sources Of Income

Keep in mind that a settlement can come in the form of a court order for wages and salaries to be garnished. There are many ways that an individual can hide part of their income from you. We are aware of the variety of techniques used to hide income and can find out all of the income that a person has not just the income you are aware of. Do not assume that the income disclosed is all of the money a person has. Even when there is money hidden from the Internal Revenue Service, we can find this money.

There are many reasons you may want to identify assets. Many people who are thinking about suing want financial compensation for personal injury, but there are a variety of reasons to use our services. You may be contemplating a divorce, looking to receive all of the financial support your child is entitled to, or maybe you are attempting to collect on bad debt. Regardless of the specific circumstances of your case, you need to know if there are hidden assets to know if going through with a lawsuit is worth it. These assets may include stocks, bonds, real estate, bank accounts or other assets that can be targeted by your lawyer if you win the case. Call our legal investigators today, and we can discuss how asset identification applies to your particular case.

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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.