Chris Loomis Consultations
A Private Investigations Firm

(626) 230-3137
CA PI # 24384
Arcadia  California Los Angeles County United States of America

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Asset Investigations

The thought of conducting a hidden asset investigation can send shivers up the spine of any Investigator. The word "hidden, "certainly conjures up thoughts that the assets cannot be found because they were intentionally hidden. Sometimes this is true, while other times the assets are simply not in a convenient place for us to find them. There are a variety of reasons for conducting hidden asset investigations – divorce cases, child support modification, judgment recovery, pre-litigation investigations and some business dealings.

There are many aspects to a person’s financial picture; current and previous addresses, corporations and businesses, vehicles, employment history and family members. One aspect that many Investigators neglect to check while conducting an asset investigation is the person’s liabilities. Such as mortgages, liens, litigation history and judgments one may have against them. Many times a wealth of asset information can be obtained based on what a person owes.

The other aspect of an asset investigation many investigators neglect to research is for hidden or un-disclosed bank and brokerage accounts. What’s reason for this omission?  Many Investigators do not understand the rules and regulations restricting the research of such accounts.

Since November 1999, it has been illegal to ask for or obtain financial information through the use of pretext or deception (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act). Effective July 1, 2001 it has been illegal to obtain any information from a credit report including the so-called, “public header” without a legal purpose as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Together the GLB Act and the FCRA allow disclosure of financial information for collection matters, judgments, child support enforcement and matrimonial cases.

Our bank and brokerage account searches are conducted in full compliance with the GLB Act, FCRA and all other state and local laws and regulations. You will receive a report with the institution’s name and address, type of account, name(s)on the account(s) and if available the account number(s) and possibly the amount in the account(s). Some requests for financial research require additional authorizations.

Our asset investigations include searching everything from property to bank accounts.  We can also conduct surveillance to determine where a person is employed.  If needed, we will also obtain copies of courts records, property transactions and liens on property and vehicles.


What is an “asset?”

 

Black’s Law Dictionary in essence defines an “asset” as anything of value. It’s a pretty vague definition and description. As it should be! If “assets” where in fact black and white there would be a narrowing in scope of what does or does not have value.  And, we need to be clear here: We are talking about market value. There needs to be an associated dollar amount.

Below is a list of examples of “assets.” Some are clearly and some might need some explanation. If you have the need for an explanation I invite you to contact the office to discuss your situation at (626) 230-3137.


Ø Bank Accounts

Ø Credit Union Accounts

Ø Savings & Loan Accounts

Ø Offshore Bank Accounts

Ø Offshore Trusts

Ø Family Trusts

Ø Money Market Accounts

Ø Stock Brokerage Accounts

Ø Mutual Fund Accounts

Ø Bond Accounts

Ø Current Places of Employment
Ø Alternate Sources of Income / Residual Income

Ø Income From Government Type Benefits

Ø Insurance Policies

Ø Business Ownerships

Ø General Partnerships

Ø Limited Liability Corporations

Ø Corporations

Ø Residential Real Estate

Ø Commercial Real Estate

Ø Rental Properties

Ø Mobile Homes

Ø Fixed Trailers

Ø Undeveloped Land

Ø Time Shares

Ø Uniform Commercial Code (“U.C.C.”) Filings

Ø Liens

Ø Judgments Naming the Subject as the Secured Party or Creditor

Ø Vehicles

Ø Boats and Watercraft

Ø Aircraft

Ø Motorcycles

Ø Recreational Vehicles

Ø Commercial Vehicles

Ø Commercial Trailers

Ø Collectable Items

Ø Works of Art

Ø Jewelry

Ø Animals


Contact The Office Today For A FREE Consultation And To Find Out How We Can Help You!

(626) 230-3137