Collectible Assets Investigation
What people find valuable is subjective. Sometimes a collectible asset is more about its sentimental than monetary worth. It’s hard to dispute, however, that some treasures have a significant financial worth. While not everyone finds collectible assets an important part of their investment portfolio, if you are the rightful owner or part-owner of collectibles that go missing, or you believe that a collection exists but is being hidden from you, a collectible assets investigation is the fastest way to get to the truth.
Find Hidden Collectible Assets with the Help of Experienced Private Investigators
You may have amassed a collection of mint baseball cards as a child that are now valuable. Your family may have a significant art collection that has been handed down through generations. A collectible asset is a physical asset that appreciates in value over time. Whether the collectible in question is one rare object or a significant grouping of items, some collections are worth a great deal of money.
Sometimes a collectible asset is classified as a tangible asset, quiet wealth, non-traditional asset, or alternative investment. Whatever name the asset is given, discovering that collectibles have been hidden or stolen could be financially devastating, especially when they play a significant role in litigation, divorce proceedings, and estate settlements.
Examples of collectible assets include:
- Baseball cards
- Comic books
- Fine art
- Paper currency
- Precious gems
- Stocks and bonds
Collectibles easily maintain their value because they exist independently of fluctuating markets and are not subject to changing interest rates. An in-demand collectible can be far more valuable than it appears because it is rare. If you have any questions about collectible assets that are relevant to you and your legal or financial situation, hire an experienced private investigator to conduct a thorough collectible assets investigation.
Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator for a Collectible Assets Investigation
We’ve all seen movies or television shows where family heirlooms go missing and the hunt is on for the culprit. This may be great entertainment but, for some people, the loss of collectible assets is a reality. A person may use tangible assets as leverage against a family member or business partner or conceal them for their own financial gain.
The misuse, destruction, concealment, or sale of collectible assets can cause family rifts and be the spark for a lawsuit. Often, the ownership of collectible assets is up for debate, but if the assets have “disappeared,” it can be difficult to plead your case or make a rightful claim. What private investigators often uncover is that the vanished collectible assets have been quickly sold without permission of all relevant parties.
Consider the following scenarios:
- A divorce: One person doesn’t want their collectible assets to be found so they cannot be considered shared marital wealth and their monetary value cannot be included in the divorce settlement.
- A death in the family: Some families find a fair division of assets a difficult responsibility when a loved one dies, especially if there are valuables to be divvied up. Even if the deceased has a will, some collectible assets could go missing or be difficult to track down.
- The dissolution of a business: Businesses both large and small, particularly those with well-appointed offices or headquarters, can find themselves at a point where their enterprise is dissolving. An uncivil split could lead to the disappearance important and valuable collectible assets.
Hire ASG to Conduct a Discreet Collectible Assets Investigation
The reason for a battle over collectible battles can vary from personal financial troubles to divorce, unstable financial investments to a bankrupt business. The experienced private investigators at ASG have access to exclusive resources that make it possible to uncover missing, hidden, or recently sold collectible assets that have been moved within Michigan, nationally, or internationally.
Contact us today to discuss a specialized investigation into the disappearance or concealment of collectible assets.