Asset Investigations

Asset Investigations

Asset Search Investigators

Trusted Since 1994

Pre – Litigation – Asset Searches

Asset Investigations

Prior to initiating a civil lawsuit, clients call TIN to investigate the financial and non-financial assets of an individual and/or an entity. TIN will verify, locate and uncover non-financial assets such as real property, vehicles, boats, aircraft, equipment, unclaimed property, and leads to other asset related information. When establishing the financial assets of an individual and/or entity is critical, GLB compliant bank and brokerage account searches may also be conducted. A TIN conducted Asset Investigation allows our clients the opportunity to assess legal costs associated with filing a lawsuit in relation to the opportunity to recoup the prior monetary losses.

Post-Judgement – Collection

Asset Investigations

When a party wins a lawsuit and has not yet received payment for the judgement in their favor, TIN’s asset investigation establishes a person or company’s legitimate ability to satisfy the financial judgment previously rendered in favor of our client. The objective for this type of investigation is to locate and determine the value of categorically specific, undisclosed non-financial and financial assets. For proper analysis, TIN also includes research of liens, judgements and bankruptcy filings, which often offset the value of the newly identified assets.

Divorce – Hidden Assets

Asset Investigations

Family law attorneys often engage TIN for the purposes of locating and identifying non-financial and financial assets that an individual has intentionally and strategically hidden from his/her spouse. TIN has successfully located hidden bank accounts, brokerage accounts, vacation homes, exotic vehicles, boats, and persons with knowledge of other assets. This area of sensitive, asset-related information can often be of great value in a contentious divorce proceeding.

Commercial Loan Default

Asset Investigations

It is not uncommon for a bank, a capital group or a trustee in a bankruptcy matter to be the last to know when a struggling company has made the decision to close the doors and leave town — possibly leaving behind an office building, a facility, working equipment, a heavy debt load, other creditors and/or a host of angry customers. TIN has an extensive record of tracking down debtors and locating the assets and financial accounts of those individuals – and entities – that have attempted to evade creditors and financial obligations.

Business Assets – Identification

Asset Investigations

In support of client M & A matters, TIN’s asset identification and verification process authenticates the existence of, ownership, specifications for and the value of various commercial assets.  TIN’s process includes real estate, mineral interests, equipment and/or collateral, aircraft, watercraft and vessels, rail cars, vehicles, collateral pledged, materials, financial accounts, etc. This information allows a company to be fully informed of the assets and liabilities they are acquiring when merging with another entity.       

Probate & Estate

Asset Investigations

The death of a loved one believed to have had significant assets and/or personal possessions can leave many questions. In order for an estate matter to be properly resolved, it is not uncommon for TIN to be engaged by a probate attorney or an administrator entrusted to correctly identify, valuate, document and distribute a decedent’s possessions. In working with executors and administrators in this area, TIN has successfully located non-financial and financial assets, which have led to the efficient, equitable and orderly dispositions of numerous probate and estate matters.

Asset Search Investigators

Trusted Since 1994

Pre – Litigation – Asset Searches

Asset Investigations

Prior to initiating a civil lawsuit, clients call TIN to investigate the financial and non-financial assets of an individual and/or an entity. TIN will verify, locate and uncover non-financial assets such as real property, vehicles, boats, aircraft, equipment, unclaimed property, and leads to other asset related information. When establishing the financial assets of an individual and/or entity is critical, GLB compliant bank and brokerage account searches may also be conducted. A TIN conducted Asset Investigation allows our clients the opportunity to assess legal costs associated with filing a lawsuit in relation to the opportunity to recoup the prior monetary losses.

Post-Judgement – Collection

Asset Investigations

When a party wins a lawsuit and has not yet received payment for the judgement in their favor, TIN’s asset investigation establishes a person or company’s legitimate ability to satisfy the financial judgment previously rendered in favor of our client. The objective for this type of investigation is to locate and determine the value of categorically specific, undisclosed non-financial and financial assets. For proper analysis, TIN also includes research of liens, judgements and bankruptcy filings, which often offset the value of the newly identified assets.

Divorce – Hidden Assets

Asset Investigations

Family law attorneys often engage TIN for the purposes of locating and identifying non-financial and financial assets that an individual has intentionally and strategically hidden from his/her spouse. TIN has successfully located hidden bank accounts, brokerage accounts, vacation homes, exotic vehicles, boats, and persons with knowledge of other assets. This area of sensitive, asset-related information can often be of great value in a contentious divorce proceeding.

Commercial Loan Default

Asset Investigations

It is not uncommon for a bank, a capital group or a trustee in a bankruptcy matter to be the last to know when a struggling company has made the decision to close the doors and leave town — possibly leaving behind an office building, a facility, working equipment, a heavy debt load, other creditors and/or a host of angry customers. TIN has an extensive record of tracking down debtors and locating the assets and financial accounts of those individuals – and entities – that have attempted to evade creditors and financial obligations.

Business Assets – Identification

Asset Investigations

In support of client M & A matters, TIN’s asset identification and verification process authenticates the existence of, ownership, specifications for and the value of various commercial assets.  TIN’s process includes real estate, mineral interests, equipment and/or collateral, aircraft, watercraft and vessels, rail cars, vehicles, collateral pledged, materials, financial accounts, etc. This information allows a company to be fully informed of the assets and liabilities they are acquiring when merging with another entity.       

Probate & Estate

Asset Investigations

The death of a loved one believed to have had significant assets and/or personal possessions can leave many questions. In order for an estate matter to be properly resolved, it is not uncommon for TIN to be engaged by a probate attorney or an administrator entrusted to correctly identify, valuate, document and distribute a decedent’s possessions. In working with executors and administrators in this area, TIN has successfully located non-financial and financial assets, which have led to the efficient, equitable and orderly dispositions of numerous probate and estate matters.

TIN Philosophy

TIN Investigators recognize that no two cases are the same. TIN is committed to excellence in each assignment by understanding the unique case objectives, strategizing with our client for the best approach, and exceeding the highest level of operational and reporting standards, as proven by our track history of case success and client satisfaction.

TIN Process

At Texas Investigative Network, Inc., we understand the difficulty involved in locating and properly identifying assets. Whether you are considering civil action against an individual or company, or if you have obtained a judgment in your favor, the information obtained through an Asset Investigation is critical to your decision-making process.

TIN guarantees that the methodology utilized and the information developed as a result of our research, inquiries and investigative activity has been obtained in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations including, but not limited to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

GLB Compliant Bank Account Searches

Under law firm directive, TIN is able to legally conduct U.S. Bank Account and Brokerage Account searches on the following:

  • Individuals/Consumers/DBAs
  • L.L.C.s, L.L.P.s
  • Public and Privately held Corporations
  • Professional Agencies, Firms, etc.
  • Non-Profit/For Profit Organizations

TIN Guarantee

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A strategic and targeted plan of action for our clients’ case objectives

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An unbiased, 3rd party investigation

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A tenacious, thorough, and professionally responsible investigation

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An uncompromising level of integrity, accountability and confidentiality

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Timely and efficient communications

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Superior Work Product in the form of Court-Admissible Reports and Video Evidence

FAQs

1. What are the circumstances that lead to the need for an Asset Investigation to be conducted?

TIN Asset Investigations are conducted in Pre-Litigation, In-Litigation and/or Post Judgment situations.  The data and/or evidence developed through this level of investigation is essential to determining if a debtor or defendant is genuinely able to satisfy a financial obligation. 

2. Does TIN utilize internet-based searches to determine the existence of certain assets?

Although internet-based research can be preliminarily helpful when seeking to identify assets or leads to assets, a thorough and comprehensive Asset Investigation will always include proprietary computer databases, government agency filings, courthouse records and other asset-related categories of information.

3. Specifically, what type of assets fall within scope for a standard TIN Asset Investigation?
A TIN Non-Financial Assets investigation typically includes Real Estate, Vehicles, Watercraft, Aircraft, Unclaimed Property, UCC Filings, and various other ownership data searches.

A TIN Financial Assets investigation typically consists of state-wide Bank Account searches and U.S. Brokerage Account searches. Financial Asset investigations are conducted for law firm and comply with GLB policy.

4. What are the costs associated with conducting a TIN Asset Investigation?
TIN Non-Financial Asset investigations typically range from $ 500.00 – $ 2,500.00, depending on the number of jurisdictions identified for investigation and the volume of records, information, etc. developed through the course of the investigation.

TIN Financial Asset investigations range from $ 1,250.00 – $ 10,000.00, depending on the number of jurisdictions identified for investigation, volume of information and types of accounts developed through the course of the investigation, etc.

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