For many years, personal injury attorneys and divorce attorneys have conducted Asset Searches to satisfy their due diligence responsibilities in determining the assets and liabilities of a defendant or potential defendant, either in a divorce suit or some accident or other tort. Attorneys are aware that the insurance policy may not be sufficient to satisfy all the damages that their client may sustain, or that the divorcing client may be entitled to. The attorney’s failure to properly advise his client of the possibility of an Asset Search may be grounds for malpractice. Therefore, most attorneys handling personal injury cases will advise their client of an Asset Search. Likewise, Divorce Attorneys know that a spouse may hide assets from the other spouse, and will satisfy their due diligence by recommending an Asset Search to their client to protect the interests of the client and any children. An Asset Search must be done timely and by someone who is highly trained in doing one.