Some of the factors that you should consider when selecting one of our services 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.
Please take some time to review our Employment Investigation Request Form (PDF requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
If you wish to pay with a major credit card, please fill out our Credit Card Authorization form PDF, requires free Acrobat Reader software
Important Information about Investigations: Although we are among the best in the industry at what we do and are recognized experts in court, we are not magicians. We cannot make things exist that donít. When cannot find out the employer or an unemployed person. We cannot always find everything our clients would like within a limited scope job.
Accordingly, we do no guarantee any outcome on any case.
When all else fails and you need proof that the other parent is working regularly, we will follow them to work and get you video evidence of them working. In vocations like roofing, landscaping and construction, many companies pay cash to employees and fail to report income to the government. The workers tend to move from job to job making a traditional investigation like those above difficult if not impossible. If the other parent is going so far as to use some one elseís identity or a false social security number to secure employment, surveillance is the only option to get proof that they are working. In both of these cases, we highly recommend the use of surveillance.
Because each case is unique, we work with our clients to establish the correct approach to the job and establish a budget that works for you. To give you some perspective, we usually recommend three partial days of surveillance to give the judge a true picture of regular vocational activity. We also identify where the work is being done and who else they work with for additional support.
Each year we encounter several cases where a parent is involved in a complicated scheme to make there income disappear. When there is a significant amount of money in question, it may be better to have us perform a customized investigation.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, we can help. Please call us at our toll free number below for service or feel free to download our agreement and case information sheet for faster service. You may fill out the agreement and fax it back to us at 866-783-3939. We do require a signature to initiate a case, so we are not able to provide an on-line form. Please mail in your forms along with payment.
What about their Assets?
If the other parent has assets, like boats, cars, real estate, snow mobiles, jet skis, etc. registered in their name, your judge has the ability to order the seizure and selling of these goods to provide the money to pay for your child support. Each judge has differing opinions on what should and should not be done, but they do appreciate to know that they were being lied to by a parent who claims not to have the money to pay for child support while having luxury assets and living the good life. Again, this is something that the Friend of the Court does not have the resources to search for.
Basic Asset search includes all of the following:
Example: In a recent case before the Wayne County Friend of the Court, a man had been continually telling the court he had no income and no ability to pay more than $30.00 a week in support. Our investigation revealed that he had purchased a new Harley Davidson motorcycle with cash just five months before. He has taken out an assumed name for a power washing business he started. And he inherited 33 acres of property in Michigan's upper peninsula when his grandmother passed away the prior year. In this case, the judge sent him to jail for ten days, ordered the Sheriff to seize the property, sell the motorcycle and imputed additional money from him each month once he was released.
Call today to discuss our Asset Investigations with a detective.
Remember we are not attorneys, and this is not legal advice and the results we obtain for you can be dramatically different.
In the event that you require a search that exceeds the scope of services listed above, or if you do not require any of these services, please call for a custom priced investigation.
The most important thing to consider
If you do not believe that the other parent is working or they have no assets, do not spend the money to investigate them. Each year we have clients who hire us because they feel they need to do something to try and help better care for their children, but if the other parent is truly a deadbeat, there won't be anything for us to find. Further, if they have assets, but they consist of a house that is leveraged by banks and an old beat up car, any judge is unlikely to take action against these types of assets.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, we can help. Please call us at our toll free number below for service or feel free to download our Employment Investigation Request Form (PDF requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader), for faster service. You may fill out the agreement and fax it back to us at 866-783-3939. We do require a signature to initiate a case, so we are not able to provide an online form. Please mail in your forms along with the payment.
We are here to help. Call us today, Toll Free, to speak with an investigator. The consultation is Free.