If asked to describe the attributes of a good investigator, “empathetic” is not the first word that would come to mind for most people.

For anyone looking for hidden assets, though, empathy is a must.

Empathy means “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another,” and it’s a critical tool for any professional

A frequent problem when taking in a new asset search in divorce is figuring out how far back to look.

Clients in divorce usually know a lot more about their spouse than anyone else, at least when it comes to daily habits, close friends, and other bits of information that can inform our asset search.

At some point with nearly every asset search our firm conducts, we end up telling clients that finding assets is often more than a one-step process.

The one step some people think we need to take is to consult some databases, and voila! A pot of gold they can easily seize.

While there have been

Finding assets can be satisfying work, but frustration sometimes comes in realizing that a client’s lawyers haven’t been asking the right questions in their depositions.

We have written repeatedly that getting bank account information without a court order is illegal (other than discovering it on a shared computer or in records lying around). When we

What’s wrong with using a forensic accountant in your hunt for a spouse’s hidden assets? Nothing, provided you hand that accountant all the pertinent information you can. We’ve mentioned the need for these professionals frequently on our site, and this Forbes article by Jeffrey Landers explains similar reasoning.forensic accountant divorce

The problem with forensic accountants can be