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 the transfer of equipment and inventory to a nearby location. Results: With this data, the accountant and the attorney were able to challenge the husband’s claim of loss of income from the business and the fraudulent transfer of assets to the new corporations, in an effort to deny the client her rightful share of the profits.
Does your client have an accurate picture of the spouse’s assets? Are there unaccounted-for expenses in a business? Are offshore accounts accessed through a debit card locally? Has real estate been purchased with a partner, friend, girlfriend or boyfriend? These can be identified by careful investigation and research, utilizing our field investigators, fraud examiners, forensic accountants, and computer analysts. The spouse’s lifestyle and spending habits can be established by surveillance and interviews; communications and online activities can be verified by computer analysis, where even deleted files can be restored; and personal and corporate assets can be located and tracked.
To locate all assets and obtain a better settlement for your clients call Complete Legal Investigations at 561-687-8381.
- Provide you with accurate information by conducting an objective “third party” investigation
- Supply you with video and documentary evidence for deposition and hearings
- Provide you with a detailed analysis of complex financial transactions by certified fraud examiners and forensic accountants