The debate so far over whether Apple should help the U.S. government execute a warrant to see what is on one of its phones has focused on the information of a dead terrorist and the prospective data breach (according to Apple) of millions of law abiding citizens.

The stakes are high, but lost in the

You wouldn’t think old bankruptcies are a place worth checking when hunting for assets. If someone’s bankrupt, it means they are essentially out of money, right?

Wrong, at least sometimes.

We have found all kinds of wonderful material when looking at bankruptcies. Some of it leads right to assets, and some leads to a non-financial

PROBLEM:

The debtor is a big collector, whether of coins, stamps, toys, or comic books. You ask about the collection but get no response, or else you are told it was “lost” or sold for much less than you were always told it was worth. You need answers about what happened to it.

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PROBLEM:

To make himself appear cash-poor, the debtor, a small business owner, increases his business’s discretionary expenditures knowing that he can recoup the money after the divorce is final.

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SOLUTION:

This problem can take several forms such as overpaying employees, as we discussed here, buying expensive merchandise with the intent of