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Commonly Asked Questions....

Q: Does a Private Investigator ever take a case without meeting the person?
A: Yes

Often Times we have clients that are located in many different parts of the Country.  This is one of our many strengths at PI NEAR ME™. We have an association of Local Private Investigators that are located in your State.  At PI NEAR ME™ we understand that some situations require us to engage and interact with the client differently.  Each case that we acquire is as unique as the situation and services we apply for our clients. That being said, we fully service Clients that are REMOTE (out of state/international). We have the flexibility to use many different communication channels with our Clients. A Clients location is not an impediment to our overall engagement and our ability to provide needed services. 

Q: Do Private Investigators ever take cases over the phone?
A: Yes

An initial Contact by PHONE is the PRIMARY method of discussing/addressing our Clients questions and needs in regards to Private Investigator services.  Often times clients like to remain discreet about their engagements with private investigators due to the sensitivity of their situation. Having a deep extensive experience in these situations,  PI NEAR ME™ is fully capable of servicing Customers strictly by PHONE. Sometime's certain situations require the need for additional resources like Attorneys. At PI NEAR ME™ we also support other contact methods like Chat, Zoom, Google Meet, etc. For these unique situations and if needed we also offer clients the ability to visit one of our local trusted Licensed Private Investigators at one of our PI NEAR ME™ locations.

At PI NEAR ME™ we have the ability to fully service our Clients over the Phone. We currently offer FREE, NO OBLIGATION Consultation to understand your needs. Give us a Call Today or Contact Us!

Q: Do Private Investigators just follow people around?
A: NO, this is a common misconception. Every service that a Private Investigator offers is unique in itself :

Private investigators are sometimes thought of as people you pay to follow your partner or spouse when you fear they are cheating. Many private investigators carry out that kind of work. A PI can verify that a person is indeed where they claim to be. When your spouse is not with you, they can see exactly who they are hanging out with.

In the past, a person requesting a divorce had to provide evidence of the grounds of the divorce. A PI, some top-tier photographic gear, and some technical expertise were helpful at that point. Now that no-fault divorces are the norm, the proof our private investigators (PIs) gather on cheating partners utilizing the same high-level cameras and expertise is useful for settling a divorce by determining child custody arrangements, alimony, and the distribution of marital assets. 

Q: Are Private Investigators able to assist with child custody?
A: Yes

The terms of child custody are likely the most crucial aspect of a divorce case. The majority of parents desire what is best for their kids, but others use the kids as bargaining chips to get what they want from the other parent. A woman might ignore her kids because she is so infatuated with a new man's attention. An individual with a history of abuse and domestic violence may be introduced to the children by their father. If parents develop a gambling or drug addiction, they may ignore their kids. People of the opposite sex who are not related to the children are frequently prohibited from spending the night at the parents' house while the children are present. Even though the rule was intended to prevent parents from having new lovers move in and out of the house while their children were present, you'd be surprised how many parents break it. Our Private Investigators at PI  NEAR ME can find out more about these situations so that the court's decisions about custody can be changed.

Unfortunately, it happens frequently for parents who owe child support to fail to fulfill their duty to contribute to the upkeep of their children. Sometimes they relocate to escape this duty. Our PIs at PI  NEAR ME can track them down. Sometimes a parent will understate their income or say they are unemployed to get out of paying child support. Our PIs at PI  NEAR ME can investigate and compile data to support or contradict such statements.

Q: Can Private Investigators assist with a case involving alimony?
A: Yes, each state has its own statue of limitations : 

A spouse may file a request for alimony if the couple has been married for at least ten years. The amount of alimony awarded is typically calculated such that the recipient spouse can continue living the way they did while they were married. If the recipient spouse cohabits with someone else, the payment of alimony may end. Some people will even conceal a second marriage to keep getting alimony payments from their ex-spouse! A private investigator may employ methods to learn about present living situations. Additionally, since the income disparity between the two ex-spouses is one factor used to calculate the amount of alimony owed, one spouse or the other (the payer OR the payee) may understate their income or deny having one to manipulate this ratio. A PI can verify these allegations and discover the truth.

Q: Can Private Investigators help with the workers' compensation fraud?
A: Yes

We have encountered many situations where bad actors falsify workplace injuries to scam an insurance provider and obtain worker's compensation? Indeed, they do. There are also those who falsely claim to be hurt in a restaurant or grocery store and file a lawsuit for compensation, only to be caught water skiing the following weekend. Our PIs can keep an eye on these claimants and get proof that they are lying to protect your business from dishonest employees and fake damage claims from clients.

Q: Can your Private Investigators assist in locating a missing teen?
A: Yes

Absolutely! Every parent is familiar with the anxiety you have when you can't find your child. Some kids, particularly teenagers, flee their homes. There isn't much a parent can do to bring their child home if they are eighteen or older, but if they are under eighteen, parents can ask the police to locate and bring their child home. When a minor goes missing, the police will interview the minor, write a report, and notify other law enforcement authorities, but they frequently lack the resources to actively search for the child unless they believe it is in immediate danger. When you need answers right away, this process can be very frustrating. Parents who are concerned and irritated may resort to a PI to advance their cause. To provide you with the individualized attention you want in this scenario, a private investigator can pursue leads, speak with friends and parents, and locate your missing child.

Act now and Contact US instead of aimlessly wondering if you can find someone!

Q: Can you assist with a thorough background investigation?
A: Yes, background investigations are only as good as the tools available : 

Our private investigators have access to the data that will reveal a person's past. For businesses looking to hire new personnel, this information is priceless. Parents who are hiring a nanny or babysitter need to know this information very well. Nobody wants to mistakenly place their child in the care of a dangerous criminal. Researching potential business partners with due diligence may prove useful for investors as well. Potential partners can be subject to judgment liens or even worse, have a history of fraud. You might also be curious to learn if they have ever declared bankruptcy.

Unmarried people can want to covertly find out additional information about someone they're thinking about taking their relationship to the next level with. You can avoid a lot of pain, misery, and money in the long run by investing a modest amount of money in a background check now. Before allowing potential contractors into your home, it may be a good idea to run a background check on them.

All these tasks can be handled by our skilled private investigator, who can also help to guarantee that you are doing business with the appropriate individuals or marrying the person they claim to be. You are in good hands with our detectives, so rest easy.

Q: Can GPS technology be used to track someone?
A: Yes

Private detectives covertly carry out numerous tasks that the typical person is unaware of. Vehicles owned by qualifying clients can have GPS devices installed, which will aid the client in keeping track of the vehicle. Teenagers frequently lie about their whereabouts and method of leisure activity. A fantastic way to ensure that what is being told to you is true is through GPS tracking.

Call or Email US snd Speak to a Local Licensed Private Investigator. While it is our intent to provide you with as much information as possible on our site, it is not a substitution to speaking to a live local licensed private investigator that is experienced in conducting private investigations.  Contact us to get a free consultation about your case.

Our licensed private investigators understand the sensitivity of your private investigative needs and are sensitive to the confidentially and potential embarrassment people often face when contacting a licensed private investigator.  Private Investigator Near me wants to assure you that your confidentially is a top priority for all our licensed private investigators.  What this means for you, we will never share your information, discuss your case with anyone, or do anything that would jeopardize your confidentiality.  In other words, we will fully protect your information to the extent the law provides.      

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