The only aspect of an asset search that requires a court order or similar process is a bank account search. This is because pre-texting has been outlawed. Non-bank account asset searches only need a legal reason. Consulting with an attorney and contemplating litigation would,in my opinion be sufficient reason.
Asset searches that are not connected with credit approval or employment are not consumer reports and therefore not regulated by the FCRA. There may be records that are regulated by state and local privacy laws, but these generally will not show up in basic asset searches and must be addressed individually.
If you need assistance with this please contact me.
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, assoresearch@... wrote:
> We have a client who was advised by her attorney to get an asset search
> done. No action has been filed, but certainly, contemplating an action in near
> future. I am unsure if future litigation comply's with Fair Credit Act.
> Appreciate any guidance.
> Thank you
> Gil Whitlock
> Associated Research & Investigations, Ltd
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