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Asset Searches and the Collection of Debt

It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Debate Strict vs. Substantial Compliance With Withholding Orders

Tomorrow morning, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Schultz v. Performance Lighting, Inc., which poses an important question for domestic relations law: must a Withholding Notice under the Income...more

Why Conducting an Asset Search is an Essential Due Diligence Tool

The most obvious use of an asset search is when a client is injured in an automobile accident client or personal injury case. The attorney representing his clients must use due diligence to determine whether the person or...more

The Honeymoon Is Over: Post-DOMA, Same-Sex Couples Now Spouses For Purposes Of The Securities And Exchange Act Rules

The Supreme Court in U.S. v. Windsor held that the federal Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) section defining marriage as between a man and woman is unconstitutional because it violates the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection...more

eBook: What You Should Know About Conducting An Asset Search

An asset search is usually a nationwide search of public records and records that are not readily available to the public, for the purpose of locating real estate or personal property of a person or corporate entity together...more

Choosing the Right Asset Search Company

When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature for the majority, making it easy for someone to create a...more

Bank Account Searches: Are They Permissble?

Lawyers and other professionals contact our office every day and ask whether it is permissible for an asset search company or private investigator to conduct bank, stock, bond or mutual fund account searches on a subject. The...more

Asset Searches and the Collection of Debt

It has become increasingly important for both businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Debtors are often delinquent in paying for goods, services or other financial obligations. When a debtor...more

Choosing the Right Asset Search Company

When looking to conduct an asset search, it is important to carefully choose a qualified asset search company to assist you. The internet has become second nature to the majority, making it simple for anyone to create a...more

The Skinny on Bank Account Searches and Why Choosing the Right Asset Search Firm is so Important

Short Answer: As an attorney who has been conducting asset searches for other attorneys for over 20 years, I am repeatedly contacted or approached by lawyers and other professionals and asked whether it is permissible for a...more

Asset Search Due Diligence

“CYA” or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation to those of you who are employed in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. For to satisfy ones due diligence...more

Why It Is Critical To Conduct Asset Searches Aside From Bank Account Searches

On November 12, 1999, President Clinton signed the “Financial Services Modernization Act” into law, which made conducting bank account searches by asset search companies impermissible and a federal crime as you could no...more

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses?

Legal Byte: Objecting to your own discovery responses? Can a person, after he/she has provided responses to discovery under oath, object to his/her own responses as vague and ambiguous? ...more

Asset Search Due Diligence

"CYA" or otherwise referred to as, cover your ass, is my recommendation for those of you who are involved in the personal injury, collections, divorce or corporate due diligence professions. To satisfy one's due diligence is...more

Asset Search Ebook

This Ebook is a wonderful source to learn about what an asset search is and how to conduct one to satisfy your due diligence. Find out why it is critical to perform an asset search in every personal injury, divorce,...more

Fidelity Dodges New Jersey ERISA Lawsuit

Fidelity Dodges New Jersey ERISA Lawsuit by Gary S. Young on September 12, 2012 Fidelity Management Co. recently obtained a dismissal of a New Jersey class-action lawsuit over the fees that it charged to divide the...more

Legal Byte: Can non-signatories be bound by an arbitration clause?

In California a person who is not a party to a contract containing a mandatory arbitration clause may still be compelled to arbitrate whether that non-signatory is a plaintiff or a defendant. ...more

Cook Islands Asset Protection Trustee Subject To New York Courts Jurisdiction

Southpac is a trust company that operates in several non-U.S. jurisdictions, including the Cook Islands and Nevis. Not by coincidence, the Cook Islands and Nevis have aggressive asset protection laws that seek to attract...more

Asset Protection and The Title To Your Home - Common Mistakes

A good part of the American dream and the largest single asset many people own is their home. Whether shelter or showpiece, the sanctuary it provides and the investment we make in our homes is among the largest in the...more

New California Case - Trustee Cannot Condition Distribution on a Release, Bellows v. Bellows

New California case summary--a trustee cannot condition a distribution on the beneficiary providing a release or waiver of liability....more

Oregon Law Practice Management: Proposed Legislation for 2011 Session

Proposed legislation for the 2011 Oregon legislative session....more

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Respondent's Memorandum of Law In Opposition to Request for Passport and International Move-Away

This is a work for hire. Father sought to obtain a passport for his 3 year-old child to send him to Nigeria to live with Father's sister. Mother asserts that she would have no recourse against Father if child went to...more

LinkedIn Business Development Checklist

There are 1.3 million lawyers on LinkedIn as of December 2009, and if you're not one of them, you're missing out on a huge business development opportunity. This checklist takes you through how to Create your profile,...more

LIST OF WITNESSES

A HotDocs form created for providing a list of witnesses....more

Find Your Crimes On Facebook

A new feature has been introduced at the most popular social networking site, Facebook — which it’s calling Truescoop –, a name search that identifies people by their state of residence and date of birth and, for some,...more

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