November 2011

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Case Study: Be Sure Your Client Receives Their Fair Share of the Settlement
What's the Law Concerning Asset Searches?

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 Charles Millhuff        




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Our job is to provide you the information you need. Whether it's through our investigative services or through our informative newsletters, we want you to have the latest and current information. In this edition, we have addressed two subjects: How To Be Sure Your Client Receives Their Fair Share of the Settlement and The Law Concerning Asset Searches.


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Case Study: Be Sure Your Client Receives Their Fair Share of the Settlement


Our client was a partner in a thriving import business, and her husband was gradually turning over operations to his son, the client's step-son. Investigation disclosed that the father and son, in anticipation of the divorce, began transferring the assets of the import business to several other companies they set up in the immediate vicinity. Research verified the establishment of the new corporations. A forensic accountant conducted a visit to the company and began tracking the inventory and expenses. The client had obtained a copy of the company's sales routes. Field investigators reconstructed the sales routes to develop an accurate inventory of vendor accounts and income derived from the various routes. Surveillance also disclosed ... Read More 



What's the Law Concerning Asset Searches? 


Asset searching is a murky business. People who hide their assets do so with the intention of eluding discovery, and most go to great lengths to foil investigation and prevent detection. They may use someone else's name to hide their assets or set up trusts, shell corporations, partnerships or multiple bank and investment accounts. To further complicate the matter, it is not always clear exactly what constitutes an asset, which may confound the search process.  


However, one thing about asset search is always clear; certain search methods are legal and others are not. Failure to abide by asset search laws can cost you time, money, professional trust, and client confidence that you can't afford to lose. Adherence to law is the hallmark of a professional investigator. At Complete Legal Investigations we are well-versed in the laws that govern asset searches, and we are skilled at using whatever legal means are necessary to find the information you need.  


The more informed you are about the legalities of asset search the more successful you will be at finding the right investigator to conduct your search. For example, when conducting an asset search it is legally permissible ...Read More 



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Complete Legal Investigations, Inc. is comprised of talented and experienced investigators and researchers with over 80 years' combined experience in the legal system. Our staff is bilingual and comprised of former federal and state investigators, Certified Legal Investigators (CLI�), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE�), and a Certified and Florida Registered Paralegal (CP�). Working as a team, we provide an adjunct staff that works cooperatively with your law firm or business, so that you can offer your client the very best legal representation.  Learn more


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