An asset search can range from a simple search for real property owned by an entity or individual to a comprehensive search essential in determining the efficacy of pursuing collection in court or in determining the likelihood of collection on a judgment.
When requesting an asset search, it is important to understand that there are many search options available; when tasked with identifying assets and the amount of debt held by an individual or entity, the more information you have initially provided us, your investigators, the less expensive and more comprehensive will be your potential result.
It is often necessary for your investigator to ask a number of pertinent questions prior to initiating an asset search, to determine the most cost-effective level of detection appropriate for your particular matter. Asset searches can range from quick peeks to see if subjects or entities own any property to large-scale due diligence projects involving precise valuations and detailed documentation of identifiable assets, holdings and liabilities.
Does the subject have numerous tax liens or civil judgments which would force you to go to “the back of line” when attempting to collect on an existing or instantly impending judgment? This is an important question that can quickly and inexpensively be answered with a Tax Lien Search and Civil Judgment Search, which will identify existing judgments related to civil cases and tax lien records filed at the county, state and Federal levels. In addition, our search can also provide release records which identify exactly when a specific judgment or tax lien was satisfied; can be a “litmus test,” indicating the overall likelihood and timeframe in which the subject might satisfy your judgment.
Do you have the patience and financial resources necessary to hire a competent and skilled financial investigator to meticulously pore over financial records, identify bank accounts and stocks traded nationwide and abroad, and obtain transaction history documentation? Asset searches, especially those to identify bank and brokerage accounts, can seem expensive and, sometimes, rather time consuming. But when compared to the time and expense of successfully litigating a case, it might make very good sense to spend these funds “up front” rather than to blindly pursue litigation with little or no chance of a real recovery.
Asset searches can be composed of some or all of the following searches
- Real Property Ownership Search
- Bank Account Search
- Brokerage Account/Investment portfolio Search
- Vehicle Registration Search
- Bankruptcy Record Search
- Tax Lien Search
- Civil Judgment Search
- UCC Filings search, and a
- Business Affiliations Search
Please contact us with any questions about asset searches or for a quote based on your specific needs.