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If you have a need to do an asset search on someone, you should have the work done professionally. An asset search by a PI will be thorough, and done in ways that an average person is not capable of doing.

A Private Investigator Can Locate Overlooked Assets

When a private investigator does an asset search, it is exhaustive. It is easy for amateurs to overlook many assets that need to be identified for the benefit of the client. We know all of the assets that need to be identified for legal reasons, as well as the places to look. Many times these assets are not hidden; they are simply overlooked as a part of a person’s wealth. Examples include insurance policies, retirement accounts and resort timeshares.

A Private Investigator Can Find Transferred Assets

The transfer of assets from one person to another is usually done to hide them. It takes the form of transferring a title to a friend or relative of tangible assets such as real estate. It can also be done in a simple way such as opening up a new bank account that no one is aware of. In any case, the value of these assets can be quite high, and can make a big difference to our clients.

Assets Mingled With Business Assets

This is a classic way to hide assets. If the person in question owns a business, you need to hire a professional private investigation firm such as ours. We have techniques to determine what is and what is not a part of a business’s assets, and can determine what the business owner has previously transferred to the business.

Assets Under a False Name or Dummy Corporation

There are many games people may play with fake names of individuals or businesses. Much of this can be done legally, and although it may be difficult for people to find assets when disguised in this manner, it is routine for a private investigator with a lot of experience locating assets.

Assets Hidden Outside of the Country

This is a technique that people use to hide or protect their assets. People who send their wealth out of the country often believe it is safe. Although it is true that it can be difficult to determine the value of the assets, our investigation firm can usually find them and identify them. This is often all that is needed in a court of law.

A Private Investigator Will Be Discreet

This is one of the most important reasons to have an asset search done by a professional private investigator. If you attempt to do this on your own or hire someone with insufficient skills, an individual can be alerted that a search of their finances is being done. Once they become aware of this they may begin to hide assets that were previously not hidden, or make hidden assets even more difficult to find. A firm such as ours can do the work needed without anyone knowing what is happening.

Whether you are looking to collect on an unpaid debt, going through a divorce or any other situation that requires the identification of assets, contact us today, and we can explain how our services can benefit you and your particular circumstances.

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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.