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Not always, but this is certainty possible and done often.
However, PIs do not do anything extraordinary. They simply know where to look. The most commonly used method of obtaining asset information in such a situation if it is believed that the spouse is lying is by public records:
1. Dissolution Decrees
and Property Settlement
2. Statements and Schedules in a dismissed bankruptcy case;
3. UCC Filings;
4. Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles;
5. Credit Reports;
6. Corporation Commission;
7. County Assessor’s Office; and
8. County Recorder’s Office.
PIs use all these to possible find records and connections to third parties with whom they may have hidden those assets.
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