A victim of divorce tears his marriage license. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Flickr author: Cordell Cordell.

Feeling Like a Victim in Divorce? There’s One Thing You CAN Control

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.

Thoughts on 'Hannibal', Hollywood investigations, serial killers & intuition

Thoughts on Hollywood investigations, serial killers, intuition & ‘Hannibal’

As a professional private investigator and a former Federal agent, it can be very hard for me to watch television. With rare exception, nearly every Hollywood depiction of private investigation and criminal investigation consistently gets it wrong.  (I’ve written a few posts about the Hollywood vs. reality aspect of private investigation: here, here and here.)…

Girl holding cell phone, featured in article on how private investigators do surveillance in an age of cell phones.

Shooting fish in a barrel: How private investigators do surveillance in the age of smartphones

The days of private investigators performing marital surveillance jobs are pretty much over. Previously, marital surveillance jobs could be challenging, demanding and stressful. It was hard to get that photographic “money-shot.” Gathering evidence today is like shooting fish in a barrel.

Here’s why private investigators are hired for marital surveillance jobs today – and it’s a good reason.