When I was working undercover in LA night clubs in the 70s, I had a favorite song. At the time I didn’t realize the song was about abusive relationships.
Married couples usually tough it out through the holidays and get divorced in the Spring. Not so during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shortly after attorneys are retained and spouses are served, most people quickly surmise they are swimming in the quicksand of the family law court system. Many feel violated and abused, like victims of an unfair and uncaring court system.
Incompetent attorneys, outrageous fees, callous and going-through-the-motions judges, knucklehead forensic accounts, amateurish 730 evaluators and incompetent private investigators often seem to dominate the process.
The Netflix’ film Marriage Story is largely a story about what typically happens during divorce: Both sides hire bulldog lawyers. As private investigators, we’ve worked with hundreds of divorce lawyers through the years, and we are happy to help with free recommendations for family law attorneys. Choosing the right one is likely one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.
Over the past decade, I’ve had more and more clients consult with me about something I never would have imagined 20 years ago: The online activity of their kids. It has come to the point where I definitely have some standard talking points when the parents hire me to talk with their tweens and teenagers.
The humanitarian and moral crisis of homelessness is unsurpassed in Los Angeles. Perhaps the solution is just a phone call away.
If you find yourself gearing up for a pity party today, I’ve included some stories in this post that might help you appreciate what you do have. Father’s Day can be an overwhelming day for many people. This year has been a tough one for myself and many of our staff, clients and friends. If…
My PI agency has been performing marital surveillance jobs (and following the subsequent divorce filings) for over 38 years. So I have a unique perspective on divorce statistics, which I share in this post.
I also cover some critical things to do when and if you find yourself in the strange waters of divorce.
Over the past twelve years, I have given a handful of interviews about this case and written on particulars of the investigation. At one point, the family’s representatives considered us as an agency to investigate the case. I do wish we had been selected as the lead agency, and I often wonder what difference we could have made in this investigation.
Here’s what I would recommend for the case now.
It’s hard to choose a family law attorney out of thousands in Orange County. I’m in the unique position of having personally worked with many (if not most) local Orange County lawyers – on both sides. And I’m happy to provide referrals.