1. Important: A California private investigator
must be licensed check here:
|Hiring a Private Investigator
2. Private investigators must carry all necessary
insurance and business licenses and
3. Know your investigators expertise and
judge the investigators ability to
your case / situation.
4. Is your investigator a good listener?
Can you work with this investigator
your case / situation?
5. When meeting with an investigator to discuss
your case / situation be sure to have
necessary documents and information
can present your case / situation
as possible. (ask your investigator
you need to bring for the meeting)
6. Know the information you will be receiving
during the investigation. In what form will
reports (interim and final) be presented
to you? How often? How long overall?
7. Read and discuss any possible contract
thoroughly you enter between you and
investigator. (Note: contact an attorney
if necessary to review contract. Also
all case / situations or investigations
a contract to perform services)
8. Come to a clear understanding of all fees
and costs and what you will be paying
(Note: Investigative jobs do not always
set costs or estimates. It is not like
a loaf of bread. It's the nature of
9. Set a time table for the investigation
payments, interim and final report.
timetables are not always applicable.
10. Allow the investigator to be an investigator.
You are hiring an investigator to handle
your case / situation, let them use
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