Read Family Law updates, news, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
What is an appeal and how do I know if I should appeal?
What is a petition for dissolution of marriage and what does it mean to serve the petition?
How long will it take for my divorce to be final and how much will it cost?
What is spousal maintenance and how is it determined in Arizona?
Protecting Separate Property in Arizona: Basic Principles
How Can I Make the Most Out of the First Meeting?
Can I appeal my divorce case?
Civilized Divorce through Mediation
Yours, Mine and Ours (not yet!): An Update on the Patentability of Human Genes
Same-Sex Marriage Cases in 90 Seconds
Tom Cruise's Divorce Lawyer: Money Motivates Quick Settlements
Allen Matkins Sponsors CASA Hispanic Advisory Council Art Workshop for Kids
Between December 1, 1965 and December 31, 1984, Ontario welfare authorities, empowered by the Federal Crown, removed thousands of aboriginal children from their families and communities and placed them in non-aboriginal...more
In a significant decision for the airline industry, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment dismissal of common law tort claims against an airline arising out of a...more
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
If used properly and if conducted by a reputable asset search company, asset searches can be used as a valuable tool in divorce. Before you enter into discovery, or accept your adversary’s financial statement, shouldn’t you...more
It is not always easy to make a decision when it comes to filing a lawsuit against a debtor. Before one can choose whether or not to sue, they should know whether the debtor has sufficient assets to secure payment or if the...more
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
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
Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but having to deal with settling the deceased person's estate can amplify the stress and grief. Usually, when someone dies, an executor is appointed to carry out the wishes of the...more
Conducting an asset search on a subject is the first step for businesses and individuals to receive payments that are due to them. Most thorough asset searches cost less than $300.00 and provide existing assets of a subject...more
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
The division of assets and liabilities can be one of the most difficult tasks in a divorce today. Many people commit to marriage without a Pre-Nuptial Agreement or without substantial knowledge of their fiancé’s financial...more
You need a vacation, but, other counsel is being difficult. What is the law? ...more
It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor health; banks have cut back in lending; the bankruptcy and...more
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
How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search
It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...more
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
A loud, beeping Amber Alert and accompanying visual banner filled the homes and screens of area television viewers on the evening of January 14, 2013, announcing the abduction of a five-year-old student from a Philadelphia...more
Asset Search services are one of those areas that most people know little about until they need them. For years personal injury attorneys have conducted asset searches to satisfy their due diligence in determining the nature...more
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
“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
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
Tomorrow will be a busy day for the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket, with five cases being argued, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They are...more
You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....more