Hidden Asset Searches in Divorce
Divorce Asset Searches: How Much Is Your Spouse Really Worth?
Outsource divorce asset searches in divorce cases to professional private investigators in Michigan.
Non-disclosed or hidden assets are common in a divorce, which means divorce asset searches in divorce cases are a necessity. The start of a divorce is the best time to hire a private investigator to conduct a hidden-assets search as a pre-discovery tool. But asset searches in divorce cases are beneficial pre-litigation, during litigation, and even post-litigation, especially when matters of child support and spousal support are on the table.
ASG serves divorce attorneys, divorcing couples, and divorce mediators in their efforts to verify, locate, or uncover assets. In the hands of our experienced investigators, unreported or hidden assets will not go undiscovered.
Asset Searches in Divorce Cases Can Uncover Surprises
When a couple, or at least one half of a couple, has plans to divorce, it should come as no surprise to learn that assets are shifted around quite often, and on the down-low. Even though someone may not want to share their money, what was once considered marital property is still marital property until the divorce is settled and possessions and assets are divvied up.
There are many places to hide assets, and many ways to cloak ownership of assets so that they cannot be found in a typical divorce discovery process. The mere threat of hidden asset searches in divorce are sometimes enough to get one party to be forthcoming about their holdings.
But, asset searches in divorce cases carried out by a private investigator are comprehensive. A thorough asset search provides you with verification of a person’s financial holdings, and ensures that there is no money left unaccounted for in a divorce proceeding. Keep in mind though that asset searches do not only uncover wealth or investments that one party may have, but also reveal whether they have outstanding liabilities or liens.
How Much Is Your Spouse Really Worth?
Many a spouse has been caught completely off-guard to learn that their former partner has assets or debts of which they were completely unaware – and to which they are entitled to, or on the hook for, in the divorce process. Another complication is trying to uncover legitimate documentation of those assets. This is when professional help in the form of a private investigative team is necessary.
You can attempt your own asset search, and digging through file cabinets, safe deposit boxes, old bank statements, and old tax returns can yield some helpful information, but this research won’t give you everything. Assets you entrusted to your spouse alone at one point may have been “lost” along the way, or intentionally mishandled. Incomplete documentation suddenly becomes a problem. Or perhaps your spouse was the one who did the bill-paying in your marriage and handled all financial matters – you’re on the outs at the start of your divorce already, and incomplete knowledge of your marital finances is a precarious place to be.
Divorces are also complicated by estranged spouses opening a new solo checking account. Concealing assets just became a little bit easier for your former partner, but an experienced private investigator has mastered the complex process of asset searches in divorce.
If you have any doubts about your former spouse being upfront about all his or her assets in your divorce, then hiring a private investigator is a must. Any question at all about their honesty and forthrightness qualifies as potential concealment, and that could come back to hurt you later in the divorce or, worse, after the divorce is final.
Why Choose ASG to Do Asset Search in Divorce Cases?
Divorce Asset searches take time, and they must be thorough if you don’t want to be responsible for your former spouse’s debt, or discover that there were financial windfalls from which you should have benefitted. Through methods such as surveillance, document collection and verification, field investigation, vendor records and payments, and more, ASG’s private searches of a divorcing person’s financial assets are compliant with federal regulations and privacy laws, while being incredibly helpful to scorned spouses.
Working with ASG ensures that you are partnered with professionals who understand how assets are moved, titled, deeded, and potentially hidden in Michigan, nationally, and internationally. From real estate to offshore bank accounts, collectibles to inheritances, Divorce asset searches cases can deliver some stunning results. Our experts know where to look to find even the most obscure assets. Contact ASG today to speak with one of our assets search specialists.