Child Custody Investigation

Children Investigation


When a parent is allowed to avoid paying child support and proof has  not be uncovered by the court system, a private investigator can help.  As with any private investigation, independent child support  investigations are conducted for a fee and, like with any type of  investigation, have some risk that the income or earning you believe to  exist can be uncovered within the constraints of a limited  investigation. When you need help and understand that these  investigations cannot guarantee success every time, we can help.

A licensed private investigator can give you information about where  your child’s deadbeat father or deadbeat mother is living, where they  are working and if they have any assets in their name.

If your child’s other parent is not making payments for child  support, but continues to earn income in some form, we may be able to  help you collect where the government falls short. Our job is to get you  as much information as possible about them so that you can get the  legal system to take action and get your child’s money.

Let’s face facts, there are many child support enforcement cases like  yours and the court system is overloaded. Your one “deadbeat” parent  case may not get the attention it deserves. 

The court is not designed to  investigate these deadbeat parents and most courts have very limited  resources to work with in this regard. They do the best that they can,  but often times, they are just spread too thin.


We  know first hand how difficult life can be when no one is listening to  you. Sometimes, it is in your best interest to get things done for  yourself.

That’s where we come in. We assist in locating these deadbeats,  finding out where they are employed and what type of assets they have.

We offer investigation into:

Where the deadbeat parent currently lives

The name and address of their current place of employment

What hard assets they have (real estate, vehicles, boats, motorcycles, jet skis, snow mobiles, etc.)

Most of our services are conducted at low fixed rates. The  question is, are you tired of waiting and going without the money? You  can take control and spend a little money now to help get the payments  coming in faster. The choice is yours.

The most important thing to know about us is that we are not a collection agency.  In our opinion, taking 34% of your child’s money is reprehensible. Most  states have a strong court system in place to collect the money for you  but they often lack the ability to find the non-paying parent, as well  as their employment and assets so that the money can be taken from them  and given to your child. If the court knows where they are, where they  work and what assets they have, they can take action immediately.

Beware, many of these “child support collection” companies that boast  great results are nothing more than collection agencies. Once these  collection agencies find the other parent, they then try the traditional  collection agency methods, like harassing letters and telephone calls,  to get them to pay. Then if the other parent does begin to pay, they  take 34% of each of your child’s checks. In our opinion, that’s a stiff  price to pay when you compare it to a few hundred dollars, spent one  time, to give the court the information they need to enforce your  child’s rights for free. In fact, it is our understanding that many  state courts will not acknowledge or allow for the “fee arrangements”  made by these so called “child support collection” companies and the  money that they get from the deadbeat parent is not applied to the child  support debt and may even have to be paid back to the deadbeat, leaving  you far worse off then when you started.

Although your ultimate goal is to get payment of child support, there  may be many different approaches to reach that goal. Sometimes getting  the name of the employer and providing it to the court is enough. Other  times, you may need proof when the other parent is actively trying to  hide their income from you. These cases can be more involved. We can  help with either extreme. Our services are provided in several ways,  depending on what you believe the other parent is doing and how much  information you already know.

Locate Investigations

Because each of the people we are trying to locate is different  and many of them have problems, like child support warrants, bill  collectors and the like, they can be very difficult to find or very easy  to find. We have a basic locate investigation and then an open  investigation that we charge you on an hourly basis for.

Basic Locate for Child Support Collection

Our basic locate is designed to find the current address and (if  available) telephone number of the deadbeat parent. This is designed to  help us locate someone who is NOT actively hiding from the world. This  is not the choice for someone who is: running from the law, running from  bill collectors, transient, drug users, criminals, etc. This is a BASIC  locate for everyday people that you and the system have lost track of.

Beyond the Basic Locate for Child Support Collection

If you need us to find someone who is attempting to stay hidden or is on  the run, please understand that these cases take more time. There is no  “secret super search” on the internet to find people like this.

We have the tools and the skills to locate a deadbeat parent for  child support collection and the more information you have about this  person that you can give to us, the less it should cost. With these  types of cases, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your  situation. The investigator can then set up a budget with you and go  over exactly how we will proceed with your case. Our investigative  services for locating people is $ 85.00 per hour.

Employment Locate Investigations for Child Support Collection

We have developed the following investigations to provide you with the  right level of detail given what you already know about the other person  and their lifestyle. We strongly recommend that you review each  carefully and do not choose an investigation based solely on price. You  get what you pay for and if you are not honest with yourself about your  actual needs, you will not get complete information back!

Basic Employment Locate

Some of the factors that you should consider when selecting the right type of employment locate service are as follows:

Is the other parent working a normal job and drawing a pay check?

Do they own their own business?

Do they work “under the table”?

Do they work for a relative?

Each of these has a significant impact on the how we approach the case.  Obviously, if the other parent is taking great efforts to avoid paying,  the process is more complicated and time consuming for us.

This is designed for those cases where the other parent is believed  to have a conventional job where they receive a paycheck, but for some  reason the system has failed to detect it or the job is very new.

NOTE, We charge a flat rate for this service regardless of the  outcome. We must invest our time and resources to each child support  investigation and we cannot control the results of any case.

Child Support Asset Investigations

Each of our Asset Searches is designed to provide you with the type of information you feel the debtor is most likely to have.

The Basic is designed to locate tangible assets like vehicles and  real property. If you know that the debtor has such assets and that they  should be yield enough money to satisfy your debt, then this level of  service should be enough. However if your debtor is more sophisticated  or you need to look deeper, the Intermediate is recommended.

Our Advanced Asset Search is designed for those who need complete  coverage or for a debtor that you feel is more entrepreneurial. These  searches include the following:

Basic Child Support Asset Search

Demographic and Residence information

Aliases, Changed Names

Real Property Ownership

Vehicle Ownership Search (Motor Vehicles, Watercraft & Aircraft)

Much More!

Intermediate Child Support Asset Search

Demographic and Residence information

Aliases, Changed Names

Real Property Ownership

Vehicle Ownership Search (Motor Vehicles, Watercraft & Aircraft)

Local Litigation History

Corporation Ownership / DBA Search Ownership

Bankruptcy Search

Criminal History

Much More!

Advanced Child Support Asset Search

Demographic and Residence information

Aliases, Changed Names

Real Property Ownership

Vehicle Ownership Search (Motor Vehicles, Watercraft & Aircraft)

Corporation Ownership / DBA Search Ownership

Bankruptcy Search

Criminal History

Neighborhood Interviews and photograph of residence

Expanded Litigation Search in the most relevant Circuit Court

US Dept of Corrections Search

Professional Licenses

Internet Domain search

How do we do it?

As licensed private investigators, many times we have the ability to  develop a vast amount of information about a deadbeat parent, including  where they live, work and what they own to help you to collect child  support and improve the life of your child.

No matter where your case is located, we are happy to discuss how we  can help. If we cannot assist you in a certain state, we will gladly  refer you to a private investigator that can. Please call us today, toll  free at (904)377-4956.

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