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Deadbeat Dad Revealed Through Investigation

Soon after her husband started making lots more money in his business, he left Cathy with four very young children to raise alone. For nearly a decade, Cathy occasionally heard tidbits about him, that he visited his mother one afternoon or met an old friend for coffee. No one seemed to know where he lived. Cathy was always told that her ex-husband had likely lost his business since he no longer had an income. In fact, he was destitute. But Cathy never believed these slivers of information. After all, she knew her ex-husband very well. She knew how much he enjoyed driving sports cars and dining out in popular restaurants. She knew he would never fare well without flaunting his fortune. All along, she suspected [...]

If You Think You Need to Talk to a Private Investigator, You Probably Should

Years of experience has taught a few things to the professionals at . And one of the top rules of thumb we encourage you to follow? Well, we suggest that if you're thinking that you should speak to a private investigator, chances are good that you should do exactly that. In our business, we've often seen that when a person has a hunch, it's for a good reason. Even if you can't quite verbalize what you think is out of place or wrong or not honest, always listen to your intuition. In the opinion of , that sixth sense or intuition or whatever you choose to call it … well, it's rarely wrong. Around our office, we have lots of respect for intuition. In fact [...]

Child Custody Battles Don’t End with the Divorce

A decade ago, when Carlotta left her marriage with Ed, their only child was a toddler. There had been not child custody investigation or battle. Ed was given regular visitation rights in the divorce. Through the years, Ed had moved out of state to live with his parents and contact with the baby was sporadic. Actually, their child, Elicia, had seen her father less than five times in her entire life. So, Carlotta was very upset when Ed's family filed suit against her for grandparents' rights. Ed's parents had seen Elicia even fewer times than her father had seen her. Carlotta was stunned that, all of a sudden, Ed and his parents had an interest in getting to know Elicia, who was now 11 years [...]

Investigator’s Surveillance Protects Children in Divorce

When Melanie's husband left the marriage last year, she tried to voice her concerns in court. She tried to tell the judge that, while her soon-to-be ex husband might be a high-profile athlete, he had a long history of erratic behavior. She reminded the judge that the father of her kids had two prior arrests for driving while intoxicated. He was known to use cocaine. She feared for the safety of their young children. But the judge waved Melanie away as if she was just another frustrated spouse who didn't get the settlement she expected. The expression on the judge's face told Melanie that he suspected that she was only trying to use the kids as pawns, one last-ditch effort to get her way. For [...]

Residency Investigations Bring Truth to the Schools and Taxpayers

We have all witnessed some very unsteady years in the American economy. Government agencies, businesses and school corporations continue to squeeze budgets where they can. And because of the need to constantly evaluate where costs can be cut, various institutions and agencies find themselves needing extra help. In fact, many school administrators now seek the expertise of private investigators like to help resolve an ongoing problem with student enrollment. Being approached by school corporations is one aspect of private investigation which might initially be difficult for the general public to understand. But the truth is that students of all ages are very frequently enrolled by their parents in school districts where they do not actually reside. If the family lives across town but Grandma's neighborhood [...]

Cell Tower Triangulation Provides Evidence of Innocence

Another interesting case recently investigated was centered in a child custody battle. A police officer and his wife in Iowa were divorcing and both wanted custody of their two children. The wife accused the officer of harassing her by sending threatening text messages. He was on the verge of losing any custodial rights as well as his job when his attorney contacted us. Proving no harassing activity on his phone was moot in this situation because it could be alleged that he was using prepaid phones, not his, for the messages. Our team went to work. First, through cell phone forensics we were able to identify the source of the calls then we requested the records data for those phones from the service providers. At [...]

Child Custody and the Unfaithful Wife

You were married and had children. You never thought it was even in your vocabulary to be asking someone to “follow my wife” or considered you have a wife cheating on you. But here you are talking to an attorney about your suspicions about a cheating spouse. He’s asking whether or not you have seen signs of a cheating spouse and all the ways to catch a cheating spouse. You feel numb and you know your eyes are glazing over – because while you loved that woman, your heart aches for your children. If divorce is inevitable, your home life will change drastically and so will the life you have worked so hard to build for your children. All of a sudden, child custody is [...]

Trash Talks in Family and Domestic Law Cases

Garbology is a term we coined some time ago. The technique can be a very effective tool in the private investigator's box and used for a variety of purposes: Marital Infidelity. Often we are contacted by an attorney with a client who suspects their spouse is having extramarital affairs. Cheating spouse surveillance often uncovers meet-ups. From those we find and look up a license plate number to identify the third party. Child Custody. When proof is needed to support claims that one parent should not have custody, garbology can provide a great deal of information. In fact, should the trash reveal evidence of drugs - such as meth lab materials, paraphernalia; like needles, pipes, packages or actual drugs- the results are turned over to narcotics [...]

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