Personal Asset Investigations
The asset search is used to reveal the financial profile of an individual or business. These searches can help you find hidden family assets, prepare you for suing someone and more. There are several levels of the asset search, from a basic search of public records to very thorough “deep” asset investigations, which can reveal hidden assets such as offshore accounts.
Asset Recovery Options
Legal Asset Investigations
Level 1 – $185 to $485
You provide name and recent address or SS#. Sliding scale depending on amount of assets. For law firms only.
- Name and social security number verification
- Real property search by name and address and vehicle ownership search
- Fictitious business (DBAs), Corporate president and agent for service searches, Uniform Commercial Code filings, Superior civil court cases, etc.
Level 2 – $485
You provide name and recent address or SS#
- Includes all Level 1 searches above
- Statewide bankruptcies, tax liens, judgments, evictions, foreclosures and notices of default
- Real property equity assessment, with trust deeds and current market value
- Limited partnerships, statewide professional licenses, Board of Equalization and watercraft
- Social Security fraud scan for aliases, false Social Security numbers and names of relatives
Level 2 Plus – $750
Background & Asset Combination
- Includes all Level 1 and 2 searches above
- Fraud scan for aliases and false Social Security numbers and address history with dates of residence
- Criminal search (felonies/misdemeanors), Federal Civil Index and sex offender registry
- Driver record (DUIs, suspended license, accidents, violations), divorces, age confirmation, address history with dates of residence
Level 3 – $1185
Asset Search with Bank Accounts
- Includes all Level 1 and 2 searches above
- Statewide research for financial institution affiliations, all accounts included
- Bank Account estimated balance(s)
Level 4 – $1985 and up
Nationwide or Offshore Asset Search with Stocks and Bonds
- Includes all Level 1, 2 and 3 searches above
- Comprehensive search for stocks, bonds and mutual funds
- Nationwide search for all institution affiliations
Level 5 – $3000 and up
Nationwide or Offshore Asset Searches
- Includes all Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 searches above
- Search for offshore assets or nationwide assets
- Reverse search asset scan for concealed assets
- Includes search for assets held by spouses, family members, business associates, and AKA’s
- Additional confidential sources
Frequently Asked Questions
How to search for a spouse’s assets in a divorce?
If there are past loan or mortgage documents that you can access, these can help you find assets. Pay attention to statements that come in the mail. Even if you can’t see the contents, copying down the return address can give a key bit of data you can give to a professional investigator. If there is a previous marriage, getting a copy of the divorce settlement can be very helpful.
Those are a few of the things you can do yourself. However unless you are very lucky, there is going to be a lot of uncertainty that you know everything about the spouse’s assets. Hiring a private investigator is key to uncovering all your spouse’s assets because investigators have access to sources and databases not available to individuals. They also have the experience of seeing how others have attempted to hide their assets.
Thinking of suing someone? Need to know what they’re worth?
To get a comprehensive idea of someone’s assets, hiring a private investigator who is an expert in asset location is the next step. Private investigators have access to sources and databases not available to individuals. This includes ownership of businesses, limited partnerships, vehicles, real property, and other forms of assets such as bank accounts. Experienced investigators can also find hidden assets that people may be trying to hide.
Someone owes me money and I need to find his or her assets and bank accounts
Often people have assets that are not easily identified by public records, such as when they are held in different names (aliases), by family members or when other means of hiding assets are used. That’s why the services of an expert private investigator is needed to do a reliable comprehensive asset investigation. Private investigators can also search for bank accounts, brokerage accounts and offshore bank accounts and other hard to find assets.
How can I find someone’s assets for a small claims case?
First you need to file the proper papers after the judgment which starts with getting the debtor served with a “Writ of Execution.” This is a court order that enforces a judgment of possession, thus allowing the sheriff to take possession of property and transfer it to you. Once you have a Writ of Execution you can begin collection methods such as garnishing the debtor’s wages or putting a levy on their bank account.
In order to garnish wages you must know the debtor’s employer and have the proper papers served there. In order to levy bank accounts, you must know where the bank accounts are held. The best way to find out where bank accounts are is by hiring the services of a private investigator. After that information is gathered the sheriff can serve the Writ of Execution on the bank and you can collect our judgment.
How to find someone’s bank account information
Once you have accurate identification of the person, with correct name and address, the next step is to identify where they bank. In most cases this is not a DYI (do it yourself) project. It requires the services of a private investigator with expertise in locating bank accounts. With hundreds of banking institutions in any one area, finding this information takes experience and skill. Contact us for more details.
My father/mother/family-member died, I need to know what his assets are in his estate
If you have all this information then you will be in good shape to take the next step to research public records for ownership of the assets. If you are not familiar with researching public records, you can take the next step by hiring a private investigator to do the research for you. In addition the investigator can find other assets not available to the public at large such as bank accounts, safe deposit boxes and brokerage accounts.
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