If you've received a judgment against someone, or are thinking of suing someone, the first step is to determine if they have any assets.
An 'asset' is an item of value owned by an individual or business. Assets that can be quickly converted into cash are considered 'liquid assets'. Other assets include real estate, personal property and other items that can be sold to satisfy the judgment.
BRINKS does the necessary legwork to determine if your subject has assets or not. It is very important to know whether there are assets or not before suing. Many people sue and end up with a piece of paper at the end of the case stating that the Defendant owes them money. Statistics show that less than 20% of all judgments are ever enforced.
Collection of a judgment begins with an asset search to determine what liquid assets or other assets owned by the debtor can be seized. Oftentimes, judgment debtors try to move assets to another company or even a family member to avoid collection. If they have moved to another state or are hiding assets under another person's name or even under a corporate entity, we can perform the necessary investigations to determine where these assets are so they can be seized.
Some of the legal means that we use to locate debtors and their assets includes computer research, public and non-public records, court documents, credit reports, telephone and mail tracing, as well as, records obtained by debtor exams, subpoenas and good old fashioned in-the-field gumshoe tactics.
We have legal access to information not available to the general public and are approved and certified to utilize "restricted" databases to obtain the information needed to enforce your judgment.
BRINKS has the resources, expertise and resolve to make the enforcement of your judgment our priority. We will conduct a thorough investigation to uncover any assets and income, and then take the necessary steps to levy and collect them.