Private Investigations and Personal Security/What type of investigator would I need


I'm prepping for a custody fight. While I will be hiring someone to watch my ex, at the moment I want to hire someone who can find information on him. Basically I want every piece of his online existence (barring of course things which are password protected). I know he goes out of state to meet random women from the internet, I know he makes terrible financial decisions, I know a lot of the things he does put my son at risk. I have to be able to prove it though.
What kind of investigator do I need, and how find/hire them?


In most cases, a child custody private investigator would be able to help you. In the united states, most licensed private investigators have the skills to conduct internet based searches including but not limited to social media sites and proprietary databases information. If you are going to have an investigative firm conduct surveillance on your husband while out in public view? Then you will need to do your homework and identify investigative firms near the area were surveillance is to be conducted that have experience in obtaining photographic/video evidence for child custody cases.

I have seen some of the so called private detectives in India. Our professional standards, experience and knowledge are very different than what I've seen from our colleagues in India. With that said, the laws out there are very different and it would be difficult to accurately offer you advice based on my limited knowledge of your country and state laws.

Nonetheless, search the web/google private investigators in your state that specialize in child custody investigations. Identify at least 3 (qualified) investigators and choose the best investigator. Just remember, you get what you pay for... When it comes to conducting internet based information, all investigators should be able to provide this service. However, some are more qualified than others. The more knowledgeable you are about your needs, the better you will be in identifying investigators with real experience...

Hope this helps!

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I enjoy answering questions relating to private & general investigations including but not limited to locates, skip tracing, surveillance, stalking, child custody, criminal defense, civil, corporate security/executive protection, workplace violence/threat assessments, personal security, security surveillance systems and GPS tracking/monitoring products & services. Specifically, I answer questions regarding state laws concerning private investigation practices, as well as the best practices & standard operating procedures used by most reputable private investigative firms. I can give you state & federal references when dealing with issues that may or may not be legal in your specific state. IE- Some states have laws which conflict with federal law such as California's "2 party law" for surreptitious audio recordings. I offer tips on how to identify the right investigative firm for your particular case and what type of questions that investigative firm should be asking you. QUICK TIP #1: NEVER hire a Private Investigative firm that is not concerned about providing you a written contract that specifically outlines the agreement and responsibilities of both parties!!! A written contract should be expected & demanded by both investigative firm and client 95% of the time. I have numerous resources and will point you in the right direction. Whether it is hiring an attorney, a specialist or offering tips on conducting LEGAL investigations & research yourself. I offer advise regarding the kind of info you can legally obtain, what's not legal for you to obtain and when you need to hire a professional to obtain the info on your behalf. Lastly, I have over 20 yrs of experience as a Security Professional/Consultant and 12+ yrs within the Investigative profession. As the 2009 President of a state Private Investigation Association, I have professional knowledge, experience & established resources that supply me with the most recent legislative issues & industry trends.


Corinthian Group experience includes but not limited to all areas of surveillance including Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud, Domestic Infidelity Cases, Computer Investigations & Forensics, Personal Injury & Automobile Liabilty, Loss Prevention, theft interviewing & interrogation techniques, Under Cover assignments, Stalking prevention & suppression, surveillance tactics & countermeasures and surveillance system & lighting consultation experience. Corinthian Group also has experience in security consultation & protective services to the corporate & private sector. These services include Bodyguard/Executive Protection, identity theft prevention, work place violence & volitale terminations, GPS tracking/monitoring services, TSCM/Debugging( Technical Surveillance Countermeasures) and security system products & diagramming experience.

2009 PICA President (Professional Investigators of California Association) NCISS (National Council of Investigations & Security Services)-Member CALI (California Association of Licensed Investigators)-Member SCFIA (Southern California Fraud Investigators Association)-Member WAD (World Association of Detectives)-Member

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Elected as the Association President of PICA in 2009. PICA was an Association that focused on legislative bills that would have a negative impact on our profession if passed at the state level... PICA was a member oriented association that was positioning itselt to provide its members with resources to help them successful grow and or sustain their businesses. Awarded for presentation of GPS Tracking devices. Honored for service as the 2009 PICA President and the 2008 & 2007 PICA 2nd Vice President respectively.

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SCRMA (Southern California Risk Management Associates), Markel Insurance Corporation, Imhoff & Associations (Nationwide Criminal Defense Law Firm). Private clients are Confidential!

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