Due diligence is now considered standard practice in the corporate setting. Most often used for the vetting process of potential vendors, contractors, executives and business partners. It’s also expected during mergers & acquisitions. Found out how due diligence came to be as well as why it’s important today.
Insurance is unquestionably no stranger to hidden assets. Subrogation and insurance fraud both being examples of when an insurance company intends to recover monies paid and often that money isn’t readily accessible. Hidden asset investigations during these recoveries ultimately help both the insurance company’s bottom line and keep premiums lower for the customers.
Collecting on a judgment can be a daunting task when your debtor is unwilling to pay. Here’s an overview of how to go about collecting on a judgment.
Divorce can be a stressful and frustrating times for both parties. Here are the telltale signs that your spouse may be hiding assets…
There is no shortage of fraud, theft and security concerns. The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the job outlook for “employment of private detectives and investigators is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026 …
Intellectual Property is your unique way to not only protect your patent or trademark rights but also a way to gain a competitive advantage over your competitors while creating new revenue opportunities. However among many organizations the priority and procedures of protecting their IP has become antiquated. Outdated IP tools and processes can increase a company’s exposure to risk and result in missed opportunities.
A trust is a common way for debtors to hide and protect assets in order to avoid collection on a judgment. In this post we’ll define what a trust is, how it affects your ability to collect and what protections it offers. Here’s what you need to know about trusts and enforcing your judgment.
The use of professional asset searches to find business fraud allows for an impartial inquiry into what is often a complex problem. While business fraud is not anything new, with the help of today’s ever-evolving technology the methods and opportunities for fraud evolve as well. Here’s what you can expect in a business fraud investigation.
Divorce can be a complicated process. Financial issues can make it more complex when one party fails to report income or assets accurately. When a divorce involves a business owner, individuals of high net worth, and families with foreign holdings and personal trusts it can seem impossible to put the pieces together for a clear picture. These cases can often involve allegations of hidden assets and even fraud which can lead to an asset search.
If properly conducted by a credible asset investigator, an asset search is a valuable tool in both pre and post litigation. For example, it’s not an uncommon situation when an Attorney has a severely injured client, and the liable party’s insurance limits are too low to cover the damages. An asset search can help determine if the attorney should seek those additional assets to satisfy the damages or settle for policy limits.
A hidden asset is an item of value that a person or business may have concealed for some improper purpose such as avoiding payments or settlement. Items such as property or other holdings that someone else may make a legitimate claim to if not concealed from their knowledge or access.